On November 10th, 2012 The New Orleans Community Printshop and Darkroom is having our Grand Re-Opening event at our new space, 1201 Mazant street!
Festivities Begin at 5pm, full night’s schedule coming soon.
The Some-Times Picayune: brought to you by Dirty Coast and the Jazz Foundation!
As we are dedicated to traditional printing methods, it was hard to ignore that The Times Picayune is cutting their staff and frequency of their publication. Many have taken this as a sign that print is dying fast.
Well, the New Orleans Community Printshop and Dirty Coast have other plans! We believe that hand silk screened images and text, and other forms of traditional publishing and printing are not lost, and it’s our pleasure to keep them very much alive.
On November 10th, 2012 we will be hosting the greatest tribute to printing the city has ever seen, with
- A raffle of prizes donated by local businesses
- Live silk screening
- A special performance by the Hot 8 Brass Band and the Treme Brass Band!
Participants are encouraged to print their own headlines into our version of the newspaper on the spot and celebrate the rise of individual press in the shadow of our no longer daily paper.
The prints will come from the winning articles from our article contest (see below!) that you wish you could see in our local paper.
Dirty Coast will be there selling T shirts as partial proceeds to benefit the community through the New Orleans Community Printshop.
Do you have an article that you wish you could see on the front page? Send your 500 words or less article and headline to email@example.com with the subject: “Some-Times Picayune” and you could be seeing your article on the night of our party, printed for all to see! You will get a free ticket to our raffle and 4 free copies of your article if yours is chosen.
We hope to see you, your submissions, and your friends soon!
Submissions for articles will be accepted until November 7st, 2012.
If you would like to participate as a sponsor of The Some-Times Picayune please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brought to you by the New Orleans Community Printshop, Dirty Coast and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and Foundation
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