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Proceed and Be Bold: Bringing Race and Art to the Masses

A letterpress printer who makes affordable art (6 min. video).

Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.
is a letterpress printer, papermaker and builder of artist’s books. His work embodies his passion for stirring up strong emotions andencouraging people to think in previously unexplored ways. Only his friends know that in a past life he was a computer programmer and can thus juggle digital and analog at will. In addition to his work as a bookbuilder, he is an educator and performance artist and currently the Artist in Residence at the Coleman Center of York, Alabama.

Visit his site at and don´t miss the Gallery.

I found the “Printing Specs” very amusing:

Printing is what we do. You send the text and a check, and go home and pray. We do not know what will happen until we are at the press. The design of your poster is determined in real time. Sometimes we produce beautiful posters and at other times we produce BEAUTIFUL posters. […]


  1. Anonymous says

    Amos Kennedy is no longer associated with the coleman center. He is living and prining in Akron, AL.

  2. Hello,

    Thank you so much for putting this video clip of Amos on your site! I’m the one who made it, and I’m making a feature length documentary about Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. which will be premiering in Chicago on May 9, 2008. If you’re interested in seeing the documentary, please email me or check this website ( for how to buy a DVD.


    Laura Zinger

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