This lecture will take place in Fine Arts 015 and on Zoom.
Ben Blount is a Detroit born artist, designer and letterpress printer that loves books, type, and putting ink on paper. He is best known for work that explores questions of race, identity and the stories we tell ourselves about living in America. Ben is a believer in the power of the printed word and shares his passion for print and design teaching and speaking to students and educators around the country.
Ben is an active member of his local art scene and more broadly as a board member of Artists Book House and Fine Press Book Association. His artists’ books and prints are included in numerous collections including The Newberry Library, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ben prints and creates at MAKE, his storefront studio just north of Chicago in Evanston, Illinois.