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Selected Graphics and Book Arts Activities

Other activities articulated on other web pages include a significant number of presentations, lectures, and workshops at national, international, and regional conferences and courses delivered on a variety of graphic communications and book arts topics including typography, design, traditioinal printing, and digital imaging. I have designed and/or printed hundreds of projects including books, broadsides, and other emphemera. Images, created using handset type, linotype, typographic elements, photocompositions and digital imaging, have been reproduced using a variety of techniques and equipment using letterpresses, photo offset, screen, and digital processes. Books and broadsides are listed below; examples of other projects are available for review upon request. Unless otherwize noted, the design and production of listed projects was done by Ethan B. Lipton.


BROADSIDES AND SIGNIFICANT EPHEMERA

The Columbian Press. (2013). Carson, California. Featuring text from T.C. Hansard's Typographia (1825) and graphic from Savage's Practical Hints on Decorative Printing, (1821), this broadside was designed by Ethan B. Lipton and printed on a unique 1824 Columbian Press at the International Printing Museum to celebrate the two hundredth anniversary of George Clymer's invention in 1813. 13" x 19". A special four-color limited edition of seventy-six copies printed on Rives Heavyweight.

Kipling, Joseph Rudyard. (1895). If. Designed using Rialto Types & a Lombardic Initial and printed by Ethan B. Lipton in 2012 to celebrate the eighteenth birthday of Joshua Lent Lipton. Eighteen copies printed on Twinrocker handmade paper on a Columbian Press manufactured by Frederick Ullmer (London, 1888). 10 1/2" x 21"..

Where Bohemians Gathered: Exploring Los Angeles Printing History Along the Arroyo Seco. (2013). Los Angeles, California. Inviatation to a special program of the Southern California Chapter of the American Printing History Association. Conceived, designed, and printed letterpress by Ethan B. Lipton based on the historic work and style ofArroyo printer Clyde Browne. 8 1/8" x 113/16", 800 copies.

Lictenberg, Georg Christoph (1742-99). More than gold, lead has changed the world. . ..Los Angeles, California. Reproduction of the 1924 announcement of Frederic Goudy's latest type design, Italian Oldstyle. Conceived by Ethan B. Lipton and letterpress printed by him in seven colors on a on Rives BFK paper as a keepsake for the attendees of the American Typecasting Fellowship Conference and Friends of the International Printing Museum (2010). 10" x 14 1/2", 800 copies.

Lipton Ethan B. and Lipton, Joshua L. (2010). One Hundred Years of Wood Type.Los Angeles, California. Created using historic wood type and printed letterpress from the original type., 15” x 22”, 50 copies.

Lipton, Ethan B. & Hopkins, Richard. (2009). Gerald Giampa 1950-2009. American Typecasting Fellowship Newsletter (Special Insert). Hill & Dale Press. Terra Alta, West Virginia. Inspired by the extraordinary work of Gerald Giampa and featuring over thirteen hundred typographic arabesque ornaments, all elements of this piece (design, typecasing using Montype casters, and letterpress printing in four colors), were done by Ethan B. Lipton and Richard Hopkins at the Hill & Dale Press, 7” x 10”, [500 copies].

Frankel, Jen. (c. 2005).Celebrate.Designed and printed letterpress (2009) from photo polymer plates, 14” x 20”, 180 copies.

Alvin Fine. (c. 1960). Life is a Journey. Los Angeles. Designed and printed letterpress (2007) from photo polymer plates, 5 1/8” x 7”, 100 copies.

Flowers from the Printers’ Garden. (2007). The International Printing Museum. Carson. Designed and digitally printed (2007), illustrated in color using Roger’s Fleurons, 10” x 15”, 10 copies.

Rosten, Leo. (1991), The Purpose of Life. Los Angeles, Califonria. Digitally typeset and printed letterpress from zinc plates, 4 1/4” x 7 13/16”, 250 copies.

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von. (c. 1800). Nine Rrequisites for Contented Living. Los Angeles, Califonria. Designed and printed letterpress (1989) in collaboration with Gary Marc Remson, features debossing for typographic embellishment, 13 1/4” x 20”, [75 copies].

Guest, Edgar A. (1934). Prayer for the Home. Los Angeles, Califonria. Initial letter reproduced photopraphically and screen printed within a revese; text (linotype) and border (strip rule) were printed letterpress (1989), 7 3/4” x 12 3/8”, [250 copies].

Unknown. Friendship.Los Angeles, Califonria.Text and border were created using a linotype and printed letterpress (1987), 7” x 10”, [250 copies].
Guest, Edgar A. (1946). a prayer for the new year [lord, make a regular man out of me]. Los Angeles, Califonria.
Printed letterpress (1986) featuring Troyer Ornaments, 4 pp., accordian fold, hand sewn with paper wrappers, 5 1/2” x 4 1/4”, [250 copies].

Comenius, Jan Amos. (1657). A Glorious Work of God. Los Angeles. Designed and printed letterpress (1981), includes a prominent four color screen printed reproduction of a graphic designed by Fritz Hellmut Ehmcke, 20” x 20”, [100 copies].

Unknown. (1980). Honoring Ward Ritchie on His 75th Birthday.University of California, Los Angeles. Los Angeles, Califonria.
One of eight different unbound invitations designed and printed by invited California printers and presses to a garden party at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library; other printers included Grant Dahlstrom of the Castle Press and Vance Gerry. The text, printed letterpress, was handset incorporating a traditional ornament; an Amanda Blanco photograph was printed as a duotone by David Moise, 5 1/2” x 9 1/2” (french fold).

Thompson, Jesse. (unlnown). The Light of Gutenberg. (Designed and Printed: 1980). Los Angeles. Designed and printed letterpress (1989), includes a prominent four color screen printed reproduction from a painting by A. F. Amberger based on a wood engraving by Karl Mahr, 13 1/4” x 20”, [100 copies].

Jefferson, Thomas. (1976). Declaration of Independence. (Printed: 1976). Los Angeles. Reproduction of the first printed Declaration of Independence printed letterpress on 1829 Columbian Press (1976) on Hoffman-Urabec handmade paper, 14” x 20”, [200 copies].

BOOKS

Lipton, Joshua Lent. (2007). Josh at 13: The Big Picture in Small Print. Los Angeles, California. Digitally printed with color photographs, 40 pp., hand sewn with paper wrappers, 2 7/8” x 2 7/8”, 100 copies.

Sidell, Albert. (2006). One Enchanted Evening: A Love Story. Venice, California. Digitally printed with color photographs, 26 pp., hand sewn with paper wrappers, 3” x 3”, 100 copies.

[Lipton, Ethan B. & Lent, Janet.] (2005). Sara A-Zzz. . . [Venice, California.] Digitally printed with black & white photographs, 48 pp., hand sewn with paper wrappers, 2 1/4” x 2 7/8”, 75 copies.

[Frier, Sara Lent]. (2001). Sara Lent Frier. [Venice, California.] Digitally printed with black & white line drawings by Sara Frier, 32 pp., hand sewn with case binding, 2 3/4” x 2 1/4”, 130 copies.

Lipton, Ethan B., (Ed.) (2002). Models and Variables for Articulated Programs in the United States.Los Angeles: The Center for Technology Education, California State University, Los Angeles. Los Ángeles, California. Digitally printed by Certified Printers with black & white graphics, 308 pp., perfect bound (commercially), 5 3/8” x 8 3/8”; also designed and executed for searchable digital access (cd & web).

[Lipton, Ethan B., (Ed.)] (1994). Celebrating the Life: Richard J. Hoffman. Los Angeles, California. Printed letterpress, 57 pp., case binding by Kater-Crafts Bookbinders, 7 1/4” x 10”, 400 copies.

Lipton, Ethan B. & Hall, Mark. (1994). Learning to Work in the Graphic Arts Industry.Los Angeles: Printing Industries Association of Southern California and Pasadena Unified School District. [A series of eighteen individual learning modules varying in length from twenty-eight to forty-four pages.] Digitally printed with black & white line illustrations, varying in length from 28-44 pages, saddle stitched with paper covers, 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”.

Lent, Janet. (1993). Ethan and Janet: A Love Story. Los Angeles, California. Printed using photo offset lithography by Certified Printers, hand sewn case binding, 18 pp., 2 1/4” x 2 3/4”, 150 copies.

Natural History: Comprising Major Works in the Fields of Physics, Astronomy and Related Sciences. (1984). Catalog Number 276-Summer, 1984. Zeitlin & Ver Brugge Booksellers. Los Angeles. Printed by photo offset lithography with color and black & white illustrations, 68 pp., perfect bound with stiff paper wrappers,
7 1/4” x 10 1/4”.

[Lipton, Ethan B.] (1983). Aaron Lipton: Images of the First Seventy Years. The Soaring Eagle Press. Recognized for inclusion in the 1984 Western Books Exhibition. Text printed by letterpress, black and white illustrations printed by photo offset lithography, 49 pp., case binding, 8 5/8” x 8”, 100 copies.

Petko, Edward. (1982). At Seventy: Richard J. Hoffman. Columbian 415 Chappel. Los Angeles. Deluxe Edition on Hoffman-Urabec Handmade Paper: Text, typographic ornaments, and line illustration printed letterpress, 9 original photographs tipped in, Hoffman-Urabec Handmade Paper, 35 pp., case binding by Kater-Crafts Bookbnders, 12 1/2” x 9 1/2”, 50 copies. Standard Edition: Text, typographic ornaments, and line illustration printed letterpress, photographs reproduced by photo offset lithography, 35 pp., case binding by Kater-Crafts Bookbnders, 11 3/4” x 10 1/8”, 100 copies.

Stern, Norton B., & Kramer, William M. (1981). Morris L. Goodman: The First American City Council Member of the City of Los Angeles. Recognized for inclusion in the 1982 Western Books Exhibition. Printed letterpress, 31 pp., case binding, 5 3/16” x 7 11/16”, 300 copies.

Wentz, Roby. (1980). Haywood Hunt and Hunt Towers. Columbian 415 Chappel. Los Angeles. Recognized for inclusion in the 1981 Western Books Exhibition.
Designed and printed letterpress in collaboration with other members of Columbian 415 Chappel, black and white illustration printed by photo offset lithography, 33 pp., case binding, 5 1/4” x 7 3/4”, 250 copies.

1980 Western Books Catalog. The Rounce and Coffin Club. Los Angeles. Printed by photo offset lithography, 30 pp., saddle stitched, 6 7/8” x 10”.

Petko, Edward. (1980). Fine Printing in the 80’s. Columbian 415 Chappel. Los Angeles. Recognized for inclusion in the 1980 Western Books Exhibition. Designed and printed letterpress in collaboration with other members of Columbian 415 Chappel on Hoffman-Urabec Handmade Paper, 31 pp., case binding, 2 1/4” x 2 13/6”, 100 copies.

Bradbury, Ray. (1979). About Norwin Corwin. Stanta Susana Press [California State University, Northridge]. Northridge. Recognized for inclusion in the 1980 Western Books Exhibition. Text printed letterpress, 12 original photographs Amanda Blanco tipped in, 24 pp., sheets in a clamshell portfolio box by Kater-Crafts Bookbinders, 12 1/2” x 11 1/8”, 60 copies.

Lipton, Ethan B. (Ed.). (1978). Richard J. Hoffman: Printer and Teacher of Printing. Los Angeles: California State University, Los Angeles. Recognized for inclusion in the 1979 Western Books Exhibition. Text printed by letterpress, black and white illustrations printed by photo offset lithography, 158 pp., case binding by Earle Gray Bookbinding, 6 1/4” x 9 5/16”, 400 copies.

Ritchie, Ward. (1978). The Many Faces of Jake Zeitlin.Stanta Susana Press [California State University, Northridge]. Northridge. Recognized for inclusion in the 1979 Western Books Exhibition. Deluxe Edition: Text and halftone printed letterpress, 12 original photographs Amanda Blanco tipped in, including asigned print by Hans Burkhardt, 24 pp., sheets in a portfolio box, 9” x 11 3/4”, 36 copies. Standard Edition: Text and halftone printed letterpress, 8 pp., case binding, 8 1/2” x 12 1/8”, 150 copies.

Wehrly, Bernadette V. (1978). I Saw the Liquid Edge. California State University, Los Angeles. Los Angeles. Printed letterpress in collaboration with David Yakubovsky and Gordon L. Young, 77 pp., case binding, 6 7/16” x 9 9/16”, 200 copies.

Bradbury, Ray. (1977). Man Dead? The God Is Slain!Stanta Susana Press [California State University, Northridge]. Northridge. Text printed letterpress by Pall Bohne on a Washington Handpress, including 5 original color signed and numbered linoleum block prints by Hans Burkhardt, 9 pp., sheets in a portfolio box, 12” x 116”, 26 copies.

Lipton, Ethan B. & Springer Michael A. (Eds.). (1976). The Eagle Soars: The Story of the Columbian Press. Los Angeles: California State University, Los Angeles. Text and line illustrations printed letterpress on an 1829 Columbian Press (1976), 6 1/4” x 9 3/16”, 125 copies.