Fall 1996 Book FOR[U]MS
3 Women Fine-Press Printers
September 30, 1996
Bonnie O'Connell Director of Abattoir Editions and the Nebraska Book Arts Center, and proprietor of Penumbra Press, Omaha, Nebraska. Bonnie O'Connell is an
Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Art History, University of Nebraska-Omaha, where she also directs the fine press projects of
Abattoir Editions, established by Harry Duncan. She founded Penumbra Press in 1971. Over the past 25 years she has had the rare fortune to study or
work with three important American fine printers--Walter Hamady, Kim Merker, and Harry Duncan--and has emerged as a leading fine press printer.
Co-proprietor of Tiramisu Press, Madison, Wisconsin. Marta Gomez collaborates with writer and philosopher Ivan Soll to create books which integrate historical,
philosophical, visual, and typographic issues. Trained as a professional book binder, she also invents new and complex bindings.
Betsy RuppaPartner in the Charles Bevan Press, St. Louis, Missouri. A graduate of UWM's fine arts program, Betsy Ruppa helped found the Inkling Studio in Portland,
Oregon, and worked as a professional binder before receiving her M.F.A. degree from Washington University. She began printing for the Charles Bevan Press in
1993, and served as master printer for the Press's fourth production, Cry Mustardville, in 1994.
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