Animated Type

     A Showcase of ​Letterpress Animation


      December 1, 2013


A call for entries for the 2016 Southern Graphics Council Conference held in Portland, Oregon.


The processes and matrixes intrinsic to printmaking are ideally suited for animation. In order to encourage and highlight experimentation in this area, a call for entries is organized for the upcoming Southern Graphics Council Conference to be held in Portland, Oregon in 2016. 


The animation techniques that will be considered can include:

- traditional printmaking techniques

- letterpress

- hand print techniques such as stencil, rubber stamp, frottage, etc.


The selected films -- to be juried by a group of animators and printmakers from the Portland area -- will be screened as a special event during the conference. Please note that films over four minutes may be excerpted to accommodate the length of the showcase.


To see examples of letterpress-printed animations from a recent showcase of letterpress-printed animation, go to Animated Type Showcase. These 19 films from the US, Europe and Canada were premiered at the College Book Arts Association Conference "Print, Produce, Publish" in Salt Lake City in January of 2014. 



Showcase organizers: Barb Tetenbaum & Marilyn Zornado


Barb Tetenbaum:  btetenbaum at ocac dot edu


Marilyn Zornado: zornado at gmail dot com

Late March 2016 Screening at SGCi - Portland

Deadline for submissions: January 30, 2016


Copy and paste the following information into an email. Some of this information will be used in the catalog.


Your Name:
Title of Work:


Brief Synopsis or Artist's Statement:
Technical Information / Method of printing:
Year Completed:

​(We will accept work from any year.)


Copy and paste the following into your email giving permission:
LEGAL STATEMENT: (required) Affirm by typing your name and the date below this statement:

By submitting, I hereby authorize my work to be included in public display and screenings in association with the Animation+Printing Showcase. I grant the right to use text, photos, and footage pertaining to this entry in the Showcase and for promotional purposes. I accept full legal responsibility for the content of this work, and shall indemnify the Showcase against all claims involving copyright, trademark or royalty infringement that may arise from it.


Showcase organizers will make every effort to safeguard entries, but are not responsible for damage that may occur as entries will handled by the public as part of the exhibition.



UPLOAD FILM AT 1920 x 1080 as .mov

to dropbox and send link to Marilyn Zornado

Let us know if you have any difficulties.


Or ship an .mov file on a disc or a jump drive to:

Barbara Tetenbaum

C/O Oregon College of Art & Craft

8245 SW Barnes Road

Portland, OR 97225