Dirk Fowler: Paperwork

Willie Nelson

Exhibition opening reception and printmaking demonstration
September 20  |  6 to 8 p.m.
FREE and open to the public

On view September 20 through November 17
Marian Blakemore Kennedy Gallery

Dirk Fowler.
Willie, 2017.

Paperwork: Letterpress and Screen-Printed Posters is made possible through the generous support of Schlumberger and the Rea Charitable Trust.

The letterpress technique has been around for hundreds of years and has seen a recent resurgence with artists and designers. Dirk Fowler has designed and printed handmade letterpress posters for more than 300 musicians and bands including Willie Nelson, Kacey Musgraves, Loretta Lynn, No Doubt, The Avett Brothers, Wilco and Modest Mouse.

Most of Fowler’s images are hand-cut and are combined with vintage wood and metal type, giving each print an individual, unique and tactile quality. Fowler also uses more unusual printing materials – hand cutting type and images out of rubber gaskets or rigging vinyl records into his old sign press. 





Fowler’s work has been honored by The Society of Publication Directors, Type Director’s Club, American Advertising Federation and the American Poster Institute. His letterpress posters have been featured in design periodicals including Communication Arts, STEP Inside Design, PRINT and numerous books including the Art of Modern Rock and New Masters of Poster Design.

The Museum of the Southwest invites the public to a free exhibition opening reception and hands-on letterpress printing session Friday, September 20 from six to eight in the evening with internationally recognized Texas artist, graphic designer and Texas Tech University associate professor Dirk Fowler.

During the opening reception, guests can participate in printmaking demonstrations, and engage in discussions with the artist about his work and creative process.

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