Lark Sparrow Press News


Professional Development installed in University of Texas El Paso, Carl Hertzog Collection.

Exhibitor at Printed Page III, Abecedarium Gallery, Denver Colorado (The Billy Chronicles Part III – The Colonel’s Chicanery).


Professional Development and WELLS & SONNE placed in Bright Hill's 25th Anniversary Book Arts Exhibit.

Professional Development completed and information added to the Lark Sparrow Press website.

November, Voyage Chicago | Chicago City Guide Meet Craig Jobson of Lark Sparrow Press in Evanston


Lark Sparrow Press presented to The Caxton Club, Chicago.


Exhibitor at Codex International Book Fair at the University of California, Berkley campus.


Work of the press to be exhibitedat the Codex 2013 International Book Fare held in early February, 2013 in Berkely, CA. The text portion of WELLS & SONNE is nearing completion as of end of November. With a task force of interns, we began type setting and printing the 72-page WELLS & SONNE.


Exhibited work of the press at the American Printing History Association annual meeting in Chicago in early October.


On sabbatical, letterpress printing 80-page collection of short stories: WELLS & SONNE.


Judge for Lion’s Club International Peace Poster Competition.


Presented abstract Book Arts as Medium for Teaching History of Typography to the College Book Arts Association, in San Francisco early in January.


Taught typography and publication design workshops for National Education Association


Panelist for Claiming Creativity: Art Education in Cultural Transition, a joint international symposium with the European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA).


Published 13th issue of Zine Columbia, Reckless Cowboy / Fuzzy Pucker a collaborative student publication featuring the work of over 90 student writers, designers, illustrators and photographers in each issue.


Alumni on 5, Columbia College Chicago (A Field Guide to Urban Fowl)


Panelist for Future of Print Symposium. Columbia College Chicago


Full-time faculty recipient of Excellence in Teaching Award


Served on the Art and Design Full-time Faculty Search for a new Professor of Graphic Design and for a Professor of Design History and Visual Culture


Writers and Designers Columbia College Chicago Publication Design work of 33 hand-bound books of short fiction in collaboration with the Fiction Writing Department, plus 18 large 11" x 17" hand-bound encyclopedias of typographic history. Vespine Gallery, Chicago, IL.


Lark Sparrow Press, A Small Press Devoted to Poetry and Short Works of Fiction, sponsored by the Chicago Society of Typographic Artists, Evanston, IL.


Modest in Scale, at the Abecedarian Gallery. Denver, CO 80204 (The Republic of Texas Miniature Stamp Album)


7th Annual Book Arts Exhibit at Bright Hill Literary Center at the Word and Image Gallery in Treadwell, NY Bright Hill Center Treadwell, NY. (A Field Guide to Urban Fowl)


5th International Columbia Book & Paper Arts Triennial, at Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College, Chicago, IL (Field Guide to Urban Fowl)


Scraping the Surface at Anchor Graphics, Columbia College Chicago, IL. (Complete body of work) “Secrets & Lies” at 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR (I Am Already)


Multiplicity/Multiplicidad – An Exhibition of Artistamps and Mail art Archives, SomArts Bay Gallery, San Francisco, CA. (Hand Mash Only, Republic of Texas Commemoratives, Respiratory Therapy)


“Oak Knoll Book Fest XI” at Oak Knoll Press, New Castle, DE . (A Field Guide to Urban Fowl, A Legal Abecedarium, I Am Already)


The Billy Chronicles Part III – The Colonel’s Chicanery, placed in The Name of the Game National Juried Exhibition.


Fall 2005, Lark Sparrow Press is completing a collaborative project with two design students from Columbia College Chicago. The project, A Field Guide to Urban Fowl is a satiric look at urban political types. It is a 2/color, 64pp, letterpress printed, 100-copy limited edition, hand-bound abecedarium. (Publication date is winter 2006).


Appointed chair for Columbia Arts/Florence Summer 2006 at Santa Reparata, Florence, Italy.


Exhibited The Billy Chronicles Part III, The Colonel's Chicanery in an exhibit titled In The Game, a 75 image show juried by William Stover, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, October 28 to December 31, 2005 at the South Shore Art Center, 119 Ripley Road, Cohasset, MA 02025. Recognized for special merit.


Exhibited in Fourth Annual Bright Hill North American Juried Book Arts Exhibit, featuring artists' books from throughout the United States and Canada, October 2, from 3–5 p.m. at the Gallery; the exhibit will remain there through October 29. Gallery hours are Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. The Center is located at 94 Church Street, Treadwell, New York.


Exhibited, with 40 other small/fine presses at Oak Knoll Fest XII, October 1–2, 2005 at Oak Knoll Press, New Castle, Delaware.


Represented Lark Sparrow Press at the APHA's 2005 Conference: [r]Evolution in Print: New Work in Printing History & Practice was hosted by Mills College, Oakland, CA with more than 100 participants from Thursday September 22 and Friday 23, 2005.


Featured speaker on interactive panel about the use of digital illustration at Smithsonian Institute Libraries Exhibit on Book Illustration at Print 2005 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, September 10-11, 2005, Chicago, IL.


Editioned 5-color, screen print at Jay Ryan’s silk screen print shop: The Bird Machine August 12, 2005, Chicago, IL.


Exhibited at Pyramid Atlantic 8th Biennial Book Arts Fair and Conference Silver Spring, Maryland November 19–21, 2004.


Appointed faculty for Columbia Arts/Florence summer 2004 and 2002 to teach the Printmaker’s Eye and the Bookmaker’s Hand at Santa Reparata, Florence, Italy.


Exhibited, with 34 other small/fine presses at Oak Knoll Fest XII, October 3, 4, and 5, 2003 at Oak Knoll Press, New Castle, Delaware. Oak Knoll Fest 10


Exhibited at the 19th Annual Printer’s Row Book Fair Chicago, Illinois, June 7, 2003. 19th Annual Printer’s Row Book Fair


Judged the 2003 Postcard Art Competition/Exhibition (PACE), Lake County Discovery Museum, Wauconda, Illinois, 160 Entrants, August 20, 2003. Curt Teich Postcard Archives


Judged the 47th Annual 2003 Gold Coast Art Fair, Chicago, Illinois, 340 Entrants, August 9, 2003.