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Jamaica Bay Pamphleteering Project

Sarah Nicholls

Aug 2007

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Oct 14, 2017
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October 2, 2017
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Come on Saturday, October 14th to Shoestring Press, a community-based printshop in Crown Heights, to learn more about pamphlets, Jamaica Bay, letterpress, and local history. Artist Sarah Nicholls will talk about her ongoing letterpress pamphleteering project, Brain Washing from Phone Towers, and this year's series of publications, all centered on the history, ecology, and communities surrounding Jamaica Bay. Learn about nineteenth-century waste management, early aviation history, horseshoe crabs, and the many uses of a salt marsh. Refreshments will be served, and everyone will go home with some handmade publications to keep or share.

Since 2010, artist Sarah Nicholls has been publishing small editions of pamphlets under the name of Brain Washing from Phone Towers. Her publishing model reflects the print tradition of the tract, small pamphlets used for religious or political purposes, which are often either left out for someone to find or handed out. These pamphlets combine text (handset in metal type) and image (carved in wood and linoleum blocks), and are produced via obsolete technology to be distributed widely to a chosen audience. More information at

Free to the public. 

Saturday, October 14, 7pm

Shoestring Press


2,3,4,5 to Franklin Ave/ A to Nostrand/ G to Classon/ B48 and B65

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