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Pinyon Jay Press

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The Pinyon Jay Press in Pocatello, Idaho, is a collaborative venture between the Department of Communication, Media, and Persuasion, the Department of English and Philosophy, and the Department of Art. Housed in the VisComm Experimental Lab in the Liberal Arts Building of Idaho State University, it provides faculty and students the opportunity to learn the art of fine letterpress printing and to explore various forms of expression that involve image, text, or a combination of the two. Several times a year Pinyon Jay Press holds special events such as guest lectures and workshops to promote the knowledge of letterpress printing and related fields such as typography, book design, broadside production, and visual culture in general.

The Advisory Board for Pinyon Jay Press meets twice a semester and currently consists of Naomi Velasquez, Paula Jull, Roger Schmidt, and Curt Whitaker. Paula Jull is serving as the Director of the Letterpress Lab and Naomi Velasquez is serving as the Chair of the Advisory Board.