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Lark Sparrow Press Chronology

2018   Wrote, designed, and editioned Totally Legal Abecedarium, 2nd edition (in production), “The Auto Refrigeration Beverage Cooler,” illustrated with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office drawings, Lark Sparrow Press, Evanston, IL.

2018   Designed Philatery, one-off chapbook containing 220 original stamps, Lark Sparrow Press, Evanston, IL.

2018   Craig Jobson, August, Featured Artist at College Book Arts Association, Rochester, NY.

2018   Designed, ILlustrated, editioned, and published Fortune Cookies, by Lynn Sloan (in production) Lark Sparrow Press, Evanston, IL.

2018   Designed, wrote, editioned, and published the broadside, “Lament,” Lark Sparrow Press, Evanston, IL.

2018   Lark Sparrow Press featured on Voyage Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2018   Lark Sparrow Press exhibits at “Evanston Literary Festival,” Evanston, IL.

2018   WELLS & SONNESelected Short Stories by Chelsea Laine Wells and Lex Sonne included in “The Evanston Made Show,” Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL.

2018   Lark Sparrow Press participates in the “Evanston Made Walking Tour,” Evanston, IL.

2018   Lark Sparrow Press exhibits at the “57th Chicago Book Fair” sponsored by the Midwest Antiquarian Book Association (MWABA).

2018   The Republic of Texas Mini Stamp Album exhibited at Galaudet Gallery “Sense of Place: HERE,” Eau Claire, WI.

2018   Professional Development placed in Carl Hertzog Special Collection, University of Texas, El Paso, TX.

2018   The Billy Chronicles Part III: The Colonel’s Chicanery exhibited at the Abecedarium Gallery in “Printed Page III,” Denver, CO.

2017   Professional Development and WELLS & SONNE—Selected Short Stories, by Chelsea Laine Wells and Lex Sonne included in “Bright Hill Press 25th Anniversary Juried Book Arts Exhibition,” Treadwell, NY.

2016   Designed, ILlustrated, editioned, and published Professional Development, by Megan Stielstra, Lark Sparrow Press, Evanston, IL.

2016   Lark Sparrow Press books presented to The Caxton Club, Chicago, IL.

2015   The Billy Chronicles Parts I, II, and III purchased by the University of Denver Special Collections and Archives, Denver, CO.

2014   Retired after 17 years of teaching History of Typography and Publication Design from Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2014   Mentored over 17 years 600+ History of Typography students at Columbia College Chicago in researching, designing, authoring essays, printing, binding, and producing individual, 80-page, 11” X 17”, ILlustrated, and perfect bound histories of typography.

2014   Mentored over 17 years 480+ Publication Design students at Columbia College Chicago in production of 14 issues of Zine Columbia magazine and 480 individual, 32-page stitched and bound chap books, Chicago, IL.

2013   Design directed, edited, and published Spring issue #14 of Zine Columbia “Hatching Cheese,” a collaborative student publication featuring the work of 30 student writers, designers, ILlustrators, and photographers, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2013   Designed, editioned, and published WELLS & SONNE—Selected Short Stories, by Chelsea Laine Wells and Lex Sonne, Lark Sparrow Press, Evanston, IL.

2013   I Am Already purchased by Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2012   Lark Sparrow Press exhibits at the American Printing History Association annual meeting, Chicago, IL.

2012   Sabbatical semester from Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2012   WELLS & SONNE—Selected Short Stories by Chelsea Laine Wells and Lex Sonne, collection of six short stories, begins press production, Lark Sparrow Press, Evanston, IL.

2012   Judge for Lion’s Club International Peace Poster Competition, Chicago, IL.

2012   Presented abstract “Book Arts as Medium for Teaching History of Typography” to the College Book Arts Association, San Francisco, CA.

2011   A Field Guide to Urban Fowl exhibited at “Alumni on 5,” Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2011   Design directed, edited, and published Fall issue #13 of Zine Columbia “Carnie Milk / Dank Fever,” a collaborative student publication featuring the work of over 40 student writers, designers, ILlustrators, and photographers, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2011   Taught typography and publication design workshops for National Education Association, Chicago, IL.

2011   Panelist for “Claiming Creativity: Art Education in Cultural Transition,” a joint international symposium with the European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA).

2011   Design directed, edited, and published Spring issue #12 of Zine Columbia, “Reckless Cowboy / Fuzzy Pucker,” a collaborative student publication featuring the work of over 40 student writers, designers, ILlustrators, and photographers, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2010   Design directed, edited, and published Fall issue #11 of Zine Columbia “Pickle Stitch / Butter Bound,” a collaborative student publication featuring the work of over 40 student writers, designers, ILlustrators, and photographers, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2010   Panelist for “Future of Print” symposium, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2010   Design directed, edited, and published Spring issue #10 of Zine Columbia “The Pompous and the Doomed / Mustache Safari,” a collaborative student publication featuring the work of over 40 student writers, designers, ILlustrators, and photographers, Columbia College, Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2010   Design directed, edited, and published Spring 82-page, triple
issue #9 of Zine Columbia “Rusty Clutch / Boom. Boom.,” a collaborative student publication featuring the work of over 75 student writers, designers, ILlustrators, and photographers, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2009   Full-time faculty recipient of Annual Excellence in Teaching Award, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2009   Served on the Art and Design Full-time Faculty Search for a Professor of Graphic Design and for a Professor of Design History and Visual Culture, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2009   Published and edited Spring issue #8 of Zine Columbia “Thumbs and Knuckles / The Dreaded Biscuits,” a collabora-tive student publication featuring the work of over 40 student writers, designers, ILlustrators, and photographers, Columbia College Chicago,Chicago, IL.

2008   Design directed, edited, and published Fall issue #7 of Zine Columbia “STEEZE / Peep Show,” a collaborative student writers, designers, ILlustrators, and photographers, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2008   Published and design directed Spring 2008 issue of MADE (More Art+Design Enterprises), a collaborative art journal by Design and Journalism students, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2008   The Republic of Texas Mini Stamp Album exhibited at “Modest in Scale,” The Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO.

2008   A Field Guide to Urban Fowl exhibited at “7th Annual Book Arts Exhibit at Bright Hill Literary Center,” Word and Image Gallery, Treadwell, NY.

2008   A Field Guide to Urban Fowl exhibited at the “5th International Columbia Book & Paper Arts Triennial,” at Center for Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College, Chicago, IL.

2008   Lark Sparrow Press featured at “Scraping the Surface,” Anchor Graphics, Chicago, IL.

2008   Design directed, edited, and published Spring issue #6 of Zine Columbia “Nudes & Boots / Static Spring,” a collaborative student publication featuring the work of over 40 student writers, designers, ILlustrators, and photographers, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2008   Curated “Writers and Designers,” student work of Columbia
College Chicago Publication Design, History of Typography, and Creative Writing classes, Vespine Gallery, Chicago, IL.

2007   Published and design directed Fall 2008 issue of MADE (More Art+Design Enterprises), a collaborative art journal by Design and Journalism students, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2007   I Am Already and The Billy Chronicles Parts I, II, and III exhibited at Oak Knoll Book Fest XIV, New Castle, DE.

2007   Designed, wrote, editioned, and published A Field Guide to Urban Fowl, Lark Sparrow Press, Evanston, IL.

2007   Wrote “Columbia College at Santa Reparata”, Southern Print Review.

2007   I Am Already exhibited at “Secrets & Lies,” 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR.

2007   “Hand Mash Only,” “Republic of Texas Commemoratives,” and “Respiratory Therapy” exhibited in “Multiplicity/Multiplicidad,” an exhibition of Artistamps and Mail Art, SomArts Bay Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2007   Published and design directed Spring 2007 issue of MADE (More Art+Design Enterprises), a collaborative art journal by Design and Journalism students, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2006   Design directed, edited, and published Fall issue #5 of Zine Columbia “Meat / Tweak,” a collaborative art journal by Design and Journalism students, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2006   Directed the 30 student, Columbia Arts/Florence summer residence program at Santa Reparata International School of Art, Florence, Italy.

2005   I Am Already purchased by Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

2005   Founding committee member for MULTIPLY, the center for study and promotion of multiples, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2005   Sabbatical semester from Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2005   Awarded a faculty development grant, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2005  Zine Columbia and The Billy Chronicles Part I, II, and III exhibited at “Chicago Print Fest—The Smithsonian Exhibits Book Illustration,” McCormick Place, Chicago, IL.

2005   The Billy Chronicles Part I, II, and III exhibits at “In the Game,” South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA.

2005   I Am Already exhibited at “Bright Hill 4th Annual North America Juried Book Arts exhibit”, Treadwell, NY.

2005   Curated “Word,” celebrating the union of type, image, and writing by publication design classes, Hoken Hall Gallery, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2004   Proposed and taught “The Printmaker’s Eye and the Book Maker’s Hand” in the Columbia College Chicago’s Arts/Florence Summer abroad classes at Santa Reparata International School Art, Florence, Italy in 2002 and 2004.

2004   Lark Sparrow Press exhibits at “Pyramid-Atlantic 8th Biennial Book Arts Fair,” Silver Spring, MD.

2004   Curated and participated in “2004 Florence Exhibit” Columbia Arts / Florence with the release of Florence: The Sacred and the Profane, a collaborative book of 14 prints from the summer residence program hosted by Santa Reparata International School of Art, Florence, Italy, exhibited at C-Space Gallery, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2004   Served on faculty search committees for Film, Math, and Science positions, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago IL.

2004   Designed, wrote, editioned, and published A Totally Legal Abecedarium, Lark Sparrow Press, Evanston, IL.

2004   Designed and editioned The Levee, Lark Sparrow Press, Evanston, IL.

2004   Demonstrated the “Art of the Tunnel Book” in the Art Education Department, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2004   Edited “Evening with Newberry’s French Contemporary Hand Bound Books” for the Chicago Hand Bookbinder’s Newsletter, Chicago IL.

2004   I Am Already, a concrete poem in syllabic verse, printed on handmade paper and set in Ludlow typography, editioned to 100 copies, Lark Sparrow Press, Evanston, IL.

2004   Design directed, edited, and published Fall issue #4 of Zine Columbia “Dreams Carnival / Ferschmuckled,” a collaborative student publication featuring the work of over 40 student writers, designers, ILlustrators, and photographers, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2004   Wrote “Variations on End Sheet Construction” for Chicago Hand Bookbinders Newsletter, Chicago, IL.

2004   Design directed, edited, and published Spring issue #3 of Zine Columbia “Avant Garden / Out of Order,” a collaborative student publication featuring the work of over 40 student writers, designers, ILlustrators, and photographers, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2003   Design directed, edited, and published the Fall, double issue #2 of Zine Columbia “World Wide Weird / Off the Wall,” a collaborative student publication featuring the work of over 40 student writers, designers, ILlustrators, and photographers, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2003   Wrote “Mail Art” for Chicago Hand Bookbinder’s Newsletter, Chicago, IL.

2003   The Republic of Texas Stamp Album and The Billy Chronicles Parts I, II, and III exhibited at Oak Knoll X Book Festival, New Castle, DE.

2003   Jury member for Columbia College Center for Book and Paper Arts Summer Residency Program, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago IL.

2003   Judge for the “2003 Gold Coast Art and Crafts Show,” Chicago, IL.

2003   Art directed, editioned, and published A Serbian Dictionary by Irena Knezevic, a Publication Design and Creative Writing class project, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2003   Demonstrated “Pamphlet Stitch” in Columbia College Chicago’s Art Education Department, Chicago, IL.

2003   Judge for the “Curt Teich Postcard Archives Competition,” Wauconda, IL.

2003   Design directed, edited, and published Fall issue #1 of Zine Columbia “Strange Brew,” a collaborative student publication featuring the work of over 40 student writers, designers, ILlustrators and photographers, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2003   The Billy Chronicles Part III: The Colonel’s Chicanery performed and exhibited at the Printer’s Row Fair, Chicago, IL.

2002   Consulted with Chicago Public Schools Department of Assessment and Evaluation, designed and illustrated charts and graphs for CPS Chicago Academic Standards Examinations (CASE), Chicago, IL.

2002   “Craig Jobson and the Lark Sparrow Press” written by Robert McCamant for the Caxtonian, Chicago, IL.

2002   Lark Sparrow Press gives featured presentation “The Art of Letterpress” to Society of Typographic Arts, Chicago, IL.

2002   Lark Sparrow Press gives featured presentation “Text and Typography” to Chicago Hand Book Binders, Chicago, IL.

2002   Awarded tenure at Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2002   The Republic of Texas Mini Stamp Book exhibited at “Miniature Book Show,” School of the Art Institute, Joan Flasch Artists Book Collection, Chicago, IL.

2002   The Republic of Texas Mini Stamp Book exhibited at “Hand Bookbinders Miniature Book Show,” Printers Row, Chicago, IL.

2002   Published Coda, a collaborative book of 16 prints by students in the Columbia Arts /Florence summer residence program hosted by Santa Reparata International School of Art, Florence, Italy, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2002   Participated in “Out of the Loop,” Interdisciplinary Arts Department M.F.A. group show, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2001   Consulted with Chicago Public Schools Department of Assessment and Evaluation, designed and illustrated charts and graphs for Chicago Academic Standards Examinations (CASE), Chicago, IL.

2001   A Totally Legal Abecedarium purchased by University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI.

2001   Founded Lark Sparrow Press, dedicated to the publishing of contemporary short fiction and poetry, Evanston, IL.

2001   Awarded 2001 Weisman Scholarship, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2001   The Billy Chronicles Part II: Lizard and Julio Go Nel-o exhibited at “Chicago Hand Book Binders Show,” Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

2001   The Billy Chronicles Part II: Lizard and Julio Go Nel-o purchased by Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2001   The Republic of Texas Mini Stamp Album purchased by Tutt Library, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO.

2001   The Republic of Texas Mini Stamp Album purchased by the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI.

2001   The Billy Chronicles Part III: The Colonel’s Chicanery exhibited at “Second Annual Festival of the Book,” Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2001   The Billy Chronicles Part I: D.B. and the Double Five sold at “Columbian Exposition Art Auction,” Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2001   Box of Books exhibited at College Art Association “Regional Master of Fine Art”s Exhibition, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL.

2001   Designed, wrote, ILlustrated, editioned, and published The Billy Chronicles Part III: The Colonel’s Chicanery, Lark Sparrow Press, Evanston, IL.

2001   Earned MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts, Book and Paper Concentration, Columbia College, Chicago, IL. Studied with Melissa Jay Craig, Bill Drendel, Amanda Degener, Joan Dickerson, Peter Krudy, Hedi Kyle, Barbara Lazurus Metz, Paul Moxen, Audrey Niffenegger, Alice Schreyer, Marilyn Sward, and Steve Tomasula.

2001   Designed, wrote, ILlustrated, editioned, and published The Billy Chronicles Part II: Lizard and Julio Go Nel-o, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2000   Designed, wrote, ILlustrated, editioned, and published The Billy Chronicles Part I: D.B. and The Double Five, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2000   Box of Books exhibited in “Altering Altars,” Columbia College Chicago,
Chicago, IL.

2000   Consulted with Chicago Public Schools Department of Assessment and Evaluation, designed and illustrated charts and graphs for Chicago Academic Standards Examinations (CASE), Chicago, IL.

1999   Designed, wrote, editioned, and published The Republic of Texas Mini Stamp Album and The Republic of Texas Stamp Album, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

1999   Designed, wrote, and published The Reliquary of Love, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

1999   Designed, wrote, editioned, and published History of the Early Church, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.

1998   Reader Ad Boxes exhibited in “Visual Environments,” Columbia College Chicago, Book and Paper Center, Chicago, IL

1997   Love in the Mail Box exhibited in “Past, Present, Post,” Columbia College Chicago, Book and Paper Center, Chicago, IL.

1997   “Harmony and Entropy” intaglio and postage stamps retrospective at Raymond Park Gallery, Evanston, IL.

1995   Chaired the “1995 Chicago Book Clinic Show” at the Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, IL.

1993   Associate Chair for the “1993 Chicago Book Clinic Show” at Loyola University Press, Chicago, IL.