Push Bright in Vigor
EDICOLA HOSTS SECOND PROJECT LAUNCH ON MARKET STREET
Central Market Street Revitalization Program Brings Artist Books and Prints to Mid-Market
San Francisco, Calif. – Aug. 1, 2012 – Edicola, a newsstand selling independently printed books, magazines, and other artwork will host its second project launch on August 16 at 7pm, on Market Street. As part of its mission to provide a platform for emerging artists, the newsstand, founded by Carissa Potter and Luca Antonucci of Colpa Press, will launch a poetry zine written by Vanessa Hope and designed by Tim Belonax.
The poems in the collection, Push Bright in Vigor, range from expressions of love couched in heavy machinery and grammatical conventions; phonic explorations influenced by L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poetry; and odes to artists. The design of the collection reflects the singularity of each piece through the selection of materials and typographies, while at the same time augmenting the tactics of visually-considered writing.
“Edicola was created to challenge the state of publishing, and it is supported by a community committed to bringing art to the mid-market district,” explains Carissa Potter. “I can’t think of a more lovely way to illustrate both of these missions than bringing people together to listen to poetry on the sidewalk, while celebrating something that is handmade, and created by San Franciscans.”
987 1/2 Market St, at 6th St
August 16, 2012 – 7pm-8pm
Reading by Vanessa Hope
A newsstand selling magazines and newspapers, but also independently printing books, 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.
About Vanessa Hope:
Vanessa Hope studied English and Creative Writing at Columbia University, where she received honors for her thesis on Italian Futurism. After graduating, she built up an impressive personal library while working at W.W. Norton & Company, Random House, and HarperCollins Publishers. In 2010, she packed all the books and moved to San Francisco so that she could bring her love of perfect diction to the tech community.
About Tim Belonax:
Tim Belonax is a San Francisco-based graphic designer, writer, and advocate whose work for nonprofits and corporations has been recognized internationally. He studied design at CalArts and the Rhode Island School of Design. Tim was a design fellow at Chronicle Books before working at the design office mine™. He's a member of the socially-driven design group, Project M and currently works at Facebook.