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About: “Erin Moore is a printmaker and designer from Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. In Spring 2022 they graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in Printmaking and a Book Arts Minor. Their printmaking practice is largely research-based, working with found typography and images from queer archives. They love all things letterpress, zines, and bookbinding.."

How We Got Them Printed
A Sampling of Lesbian Press History

By Erin Moore
Baltimore, MD: Erin Moore, 2022. Edition of 36.

5.5 x 5.5" zine. Three pages fold out vertically. Screenprint. Risography. Saddle stitched (stapled) binding. Bound in various colors. Numbered.

Erin Moore: "'How We Got Them Printed' is a zine that provides 3 case studies of lesbian publications that were printed against all odds- whether it be on an office typewriter or a professional press.

“The zine measures 5x5” and opens up to 3 illustrations, which can be flipped up to reveal the main body texts. The pages of ‘How We Got Them Printed’ are Risograph printed and the covers are screen printed.

*Note - all zines except the ones with the yellow cover are printed with blue and violet Risograph ink. Zines with the yellow covers are printed in a special fluorescent pink and dandelion color-way."

How We Got Them Printed”: “From the very beginning of the gay press, publishers have had to be resourceful about how and where their publications got printed, either due to small budgets or the consequences of their taboo content.”

 

 

 

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Ain’t I a woman?, produced by the Iowa City Women’s Liberation Front
The Ladder, published by the Daughters of Bilitis
Vice Versa, first gay publication in the United States.

$20

   
   

Lesbian Lettering Poster Collection
Set of 5
By Erin Moore
Baltimore, MD: Erin Moore, 2022.

11 x 16" single sheet. Five sheets in set. Screen printed on cream papers. Signed on reverse by the artist.

Five posters inspired by Erin Moore's book "Five Fonts Inspired by Lesbian Hand Lettering". The type specimen posters come from the publications of Vision, Leaping, Lavender, Onyx, and AIAW? (Ain't I a Woman?".
$150

Lesbian Lettering Poster Collection
Set of 3
By Erin Moore
Baltimore, MD: Erin Moore, 2022.

11 x 16" single sheet. Three sheets in set. Screen printed on violet papers. Signed on reverse by the artist.

Three posters created from Erin Moore's book "Five Fonts Inspired by Lesbian Hand Lettering". The type specimen posters come from the publications of Leaping Lesbian, Lavender Vision, and Onyx.
$100

Lesbian Lettering Poster Collection set of 5
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Lesbian Lettering Poster Collection set of 3
Set of 3
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Personal
By Erin Moore
Rosendale, New York: Erin Moore, 2022. Edition of 5.

5 x 1 x 10"closed, extends to 18 x 3 x 10". Flag book structure. Relief. Risography. Printed on recycled cardstock. Four hand-carved stamps. Numbered.

Erin Moore: "Personal’ is an intimate dive into the world of queer personal ads. This flag book opens to display twenty-four personal ads sourced from various gay, lesbian, and transgender publications, ranging from the early seventies to mid-nineties. Similar to the layouts of its source material, the ads in ‘Personal’ are stacked in narrow rows and columns and printed monochromatically on a Risograph (a close cousin of the Mimeograph used by many of the magazines). The dimensionality provided by the flag structure encourages the reader to shift and fold the book to discover each ad.

“’Personal’ was curated to showcase the broad variety of purposes that personal ads served for queer communities. There is no true organization to the ads; pleas for romantic partners and messages to dear friends are intermixed with those looking for quick hookups or players for a softball team. However, in every case there is the sense that the writer was searching for a connection in a society that depended on their isolation. This search for connection is something that transcends the barriers of any decade or sub-community, proving the relevance of these ads today. ‘Personal’ uses archived material as a bridge to our queer elders, allowing us to see ourselves in their humor, love, desires, and perseverance.”

Example ad: “Here I Am, Back Again – After a short and unsuccessful romance, still looking to make new friends. If you like movies, going out to dinner, watching TV or just someone to talk with, maybe we …”

Source publications:
          Gendertrash
          Onyx Black Lesbian Newsletter
          Philadelphia Gay News
          New Gay Life
          Echo of Sappho
          Up and Coming
          Outlook The Lesbian Tide

$
250

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Five Fonts Inspired by Lesbian Handwriting
a type specimen and history zine

By Erin Moore
Baltimore, MD: Erin Moore, 2022. Edition of 25.

5.5 x 8.52"; 16 pages. Risograph and screenprint. Pamphlet style binding with thread. Numbered.

Handwritten fonts were used in the publications of early gay press items. The five fonts in this pamphlet are from "Lavendor Woman", "Ain't I a Woman?", "the leaping lesbian", "The Black Lesbian", and "Lavender Vision".

The zine begins with a dedication page:
          Dedicated to all of the
          writers, editors, poets,
          typesetters, designers,
          Illustrators, volunteers,
          and printers who worked
          on these papers. Your
          work is not forgotten


(SOLD/Out of Print)

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