San Francisco Printmaking Duo, Colpa Press, Re-invent the Newsstand

EDICOLA
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

This March 15th, 2012, marks the opening of a reinvention of the traditional newsstand.

Colpa Press will partner with the Central Market Street Revitalization Program to create a venue for artist books, prints, and albums, on the corner of Market and 6th Street.

Edicola is dedicated to providing a platform for emerging artists to reach their community through support from the public and by repurposing a kiosk that would otherwise be vacant. The stand will feature artists and musicians, both local and international, who work with the print format. It will focus on work that pushes the independent publishing envelope, through creative strategies of printing paired with high concept work.

As funds are made available, Colpa Press, will choose a local artist every month, to publish, and his or her work will be featured at the kiosk. Colpa will also choose an artist to design a poster for Edicola, every month, and this poster will be made available exclusively at the kiosk.

Additionally, Colpa Press, will publish a monthly newspaper featuring artists that are new to the kiosk, art and music reviews, including new music features from Aquarius records, as well as market street news and local events. Edicola is set on challenging the current state of publishing and suggesting that we are far from the death of print. Through this program, independent press can receive the stimulus it needs to be revitalized and flourish.

Edicola’s hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm beginning March 15th.
To learn more, you can click here

Hope to see you there!
Luca and Carissa of Colpa Press

2 thoughts on “San Francisco Printmaking Duo, Colpa Press, Re-invent the Newsstand

  1. Hooray!

    (Admittedly, the thought of newsstands getting defunct kinda crept around in my mind.)

    I’m surprised at how happy I even am (embarrassingly almost to the point of tears) that this transformation is grounding and elevating and gives young artists the dignity and exposure they well deserve.)

    No doubt this will be a success!

    1. I agree with you completely. I think re-invention and “displacement” of art (i.e., exhibiting and selling) in unorthodox places (i.e., newsstand) is a marker of contemporary artists wanting to preserve what they can but in the most creative ways possible. If you have the time to check it out, please do. You would love it. 🙂

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