We are grieving. As we turn our attention to the urgency of justice for George Floyd, we also turn to print. We think about print’s historic role in protest. The ink and paper won’t bring George back, but the message—which so many share, and so many are amplifying right now—is living. And the collective voice of communities standing up for equity, through words and actions, is the only thing that will prevent another needless tragedy.
These originals were designed by Studio Technician Molly Poganski and printed by hand on a Vandercook 3 with vintage wood type at MCBA.
We encourage you to download high-resolution JPGs or PDFs of the Justice for George prints below, print your own copies, and display them in a prominent place. There are also physical copies available on the doorstep of Open Book. We will be setting them out every morning (weather dependent) until our stock is depleted.
Minnesota Center for Book Arts’ studios, galleries, and Shop are closed for in-person workshops, exhibitions, and shopping due to Covid-19. Your health, and our community’s well-being, is our number one priority. We are following guidelines issued by Governor Walz and best practices shared by the CDC and other health officials, and will update this page with our plan and timeline for safely reopening when conditions allow.
While our physical doors are temporarily closed, there are many ways to nurture your creative spirit, including a variety of virtual workshops for adults and families, our new online Shop, virtual exhibitions, online artist talks, Q&As, and more! Check the “Upcoming Events & Exhibitions” page on our website and make sure to follow MCBA on Facebook & Instagram to explore new offerings. Are you a teaching artist? Contact us with your virtual workshop proposal!
The arts are helping us stay resilient through this pandemic and will continue to play a crucial role in local and nationwide recovery efforts. We need the arts, and right now, the arts need you. Sustaining memberships—probably the most impactful way to support our work right now—start at just $4/month. Join our community, or renew and increase your member support, today.
From all of us in the MCBA family, we wish you and your loved ones health and wellness.
For all artists and cultural workers impacted by Covid-19, Springboard for the Arts has assembled a comprehensive guide of resources to support you and your work through the pandemic. Thank you for being an essential part of our community fabric.