Gloria Kondrup spans both fields of art and design, working as a design consultant to national and international firms, as a full-time professor at ArtCenter College of Design, and as Director of Archetype Press, the ArtCenter’s unique and vibrant letterpress studio.
Kitty Maryatt is Director Emeritus of the Scripps College Press and was also Assistant Professor of Art at Scripps College in Claremont, California. She taught “Typography and the Book Arts” at Scripps for thirty years, as well as a Core Humanities class to sophomores entitled “The Artist Book as an Agent of Social Change.”Kathleen Walkup is Professor of Book Art at Mills College, where she teaches typography and letterpress printing, artists’ bookmaking, and seminar/studio courses that combine print culture and book history with studio projects. She is also Director of the MFA in Book Art & Creative Writing, the first such program in the country.
The Stephen A. Kanter Lecture on California Fine Printing is dedicated to an exploration of the history and practice of the printing arts, especially as practiced in California. The biannual Kanter lectures, established through the generous support of Stephen A. Kanter, M.D., began in 1998 and have featured various printers and scholars.