Los Angeles, CA and Middletown, CT: Robin Price, Printer and Publisher, 1984-2012. Approximately fifty items. Including press catalogues, broadsides, keepsakes, prospectuses, letters to subscribers, invitations, announcements, an Occidental College certificate, stationery, and a cassette tape of a radio interview by Price, and more. Many items letterpress printed in color. Fine condition. Item #17373
Robin Price began printing in 1984, during her last semester studying studio art as an undergraduate at Pomona College. That semester, she took a letterpress printing course taught by Christine Bertelson at the Scripps College Press, during which she produced Miss Price’s Primer, an alphabet book. She went on to use the community letterpress studio at the Woman’s Building in Los Angeles throughout the mid-to-late 1980s, and began working for Susan King of Paradise Press. From 1988 to 1992, she worked full-time as an assistant to Gerald Lange, the director of the USC Fine Arts Press. Price used the printing and book design skills she honed while working at USC to begin full-time operation of her first imprint, Lavender Armadillo Press, in Los Angeles. Price was one of the first members of the Women of Letters and has taught at Dartmouth College, Scripps College, Wesleyan University, Colorado College, and more. In 1995, Price moved from Los Angeles to Middletown, Connecticut, where she continues to print and publish under her own name.
Price’s books include The Book of Revelation (1994), Slurring at Bottom: A Printer’s Book of Errors (2001), Language of Her Body (2003), The Anatomy Lesson: Unveiling the Fasciculus Medicinae (2004), and According to Robin Price, with Annotated Bibliography (2007). Her forthcoming books are An Ecological Reckoning: The Agave Plant Book and Folded Meditation.