Creative Mornings Cleveland
Ink: Joseph Makkos
Friday, March 20, 2015, 8:30AM - 10:00AM
SPACES is pleased to host the March 2015 Creative Mornings Cleveland event!
Creative Mornings is a breakfast lecture series for the creative community. Occurring simultaneously in 106 cities, SPACES will help Creative Mornings kick off this month's theme, "ink," with a presentation by Joseph Makkos. From illustrators to tattoo artists, calligraphers to screen printers, the Creative Mornings community is exploring the colorful fingerprints we leave on our work and the lingering traces ink leaves on our lives.
You must register here to attend.
About the Speaker
Joseph Makkos is the Founder and CEO of NOLA DNA LLC., a business dedicated to the digital archiving and preservation of historic printed material. With this company he manages and curates a collection of some 30,000 historic New Orleans newspapers.
He lives in New Orleans where he actively salvages letterpress-printing equipment from defunct print shops. Utilizing this collection he is commissioned to perform all parts of custom publishing projects that incorporate multi-process printing to produce artful, small-run editions. Prior to moving to New Orleans he lived in Cleveland where he co-founded the independent performance space and micro publishing house The Language Foundry for local and touring poets and musicians. During that time he published broadsides, audio works, and books for local writers and artists, one of which, Hotel Poem - a collection of photographs of poets on film by Charlotte Mann, was chosen as "Book of the Year" by Cleveland Scene Magazine.
He has studied abroad in Oxford, England, Madrid, Spain and in Merano, Italy at the Brunnenburg Ezra Pound Center for Literature. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of New Orleans and a BA in Literature from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He is currently a Master of Preservation Studies candidate at the Tulane School of Architecture where he assists with the development of the New Orleans Preservation Timeline Project.