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ArchiTypes: The Buffalo Architecture Print Series
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ArchiTypes: The Buffalo Architecture Print Series

A Statement Released by the Western New York Book Arts Center 

Buffalo, N.Y. – January 16, 2013 – A closing reception for ArchiTypes: The Buffalo Architecture Print Series will be held at the Western New York Book Arts Center on Friday, February 22, 2013 from 6 – 8pm. Remarks by Tom Yots, Executive Director of Preservation Buffalo Niagara and Chris Fritton, WNYBAC Studio Director, at 6:30. This event  also features locally-crafted beer from Community Beer Works and a book / print sale in the WNYBAC Boutique.

Created by Richard Kegler and Chris Fritton at the Western New York Book Arts Center, The Buffalo Architecture series employs vintage blocks, printers' ornaments, and other typographic material to illustrate the incredible built environment of the Queen City.  Each hand-letterpressed composition is printed in three or four colors using only vintage materials from the collection of the Book Arts Center.

Occasionally, the backs of printing blocks were used to achieve unexpected textural results produced by found materials. The blocks are arranged in a form to create an abstraction of each building with proper proportions and sympathetic colors. Each piece is hand-printed on a variety of fine papers in a limited edition. But for a few that are sold-out, prints in this series are available for sale in the WNYBAC Boutique.

ArchiTypes: The Buffalo Architecture Print Series is on view at the Western New York Book Arts Center through Saturday, February 23, 2013. WNYBAC is open Wednesday – Saturday from 12-6pm and located at 468 Washington Street in downtown Buffalo, NY.

This event is free and open to the public.

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