Artist Trading Cards: Tommorrow!

A reminder that the Artist Trading Cards evening is tomorrow night, August 2, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Confederation Centre of the Arts.

Although the “trader” deadline has long since passed (there are 33 of us in total, as of this morning’s count), the event is open to the public (of all ages), and there will be music from Todd MacLean, snacks, and a cash bar.

I wasn’t content to make a simple “card” this year, so I made a single-signature book plus cover, printed on my letterpress; it is an “interactive card,” where traders will assemble the book themselves, either during the trading round or, more likely given the lightning-fast timing thereof, during the mingling time afterwards.

Thus the assembling of the book allows the themes of the book to spring to life; and in doing so also provides cover for traders not skilled in the mingling arts to have a distracting activity in which to engage while everyone else is networking, canoodling, kibbitzing, etc.

Printed signatures for Artist Trading Cards book