Since 1994, the Sign of the George press has remained dormant in the lower-level of the Fine Arts Building. In the Spring of 2015, the Digital Media Art & Design students in the “Entrepreneurship for the Digital Media Professional” course led the charge on reviving the press as a teaching tool unique to the region, adding another valuable resource to the DMAD program.
Students were split into two groups and challenged to create an innovative and sustainable business plan to bring the presses into the 21st Century. Under the mentorship of Ellen Myatt and David Winship, son of Pat Winship who originally ran the press, students dusted off the moveable type and began to produce handprinted invitations and greeting cards in an effort to reengage the King community with the Sign of the George. Below, you’ll find some videos and images of the students’ experience.
For more information and history on the Sign of the George at King University, please visit http://printingpress.king.edu/sign-of-the-george/
To purchase hand set and pressed products from the Sign of the George, please visit the Tornado Alley Shoppe website, here.