Close Quarters: Joseph Makkos


Close Quarters is a quarterly conversation with one or two interdisciplinary artists, designers, or craftsmen. Sometimes at the artist’s studio, these events allow for close, hands-on examination of work and engaging dialog. For our summer 2016 Close Quarters, we will be visiting with Joseph Makkos.

Close Quarters: Joseph Makkos
July 14, 7-9pm (presentation starts at 7:30pm)
3921 St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans


Joseph Makkos will discuss his material culture research and hopes for this unique and vast newspaper archive, as well as his most recent mimeograph restoration and print work, and will also be talking about his Dadalogue: a recent trip to Europe where he worked in 7 different print shops to create original work that celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Dadaist movement as started in Zurich in 1916.


Joseph Makkos is a self described media archaeologist, having salvaged and restored printing equipment from at least a dozen print shops to date. Using these resources he actively runs Codex in New Orleans, which focuses on artful print production and independent publishing for local businesses, writers, and artists alike. In another capacity he manages a one-of-a-kind archive of some 30,000 historic New Orleans newspapers dating from the late 19th to the early 20th century. He has instructed courses in writing and publishing for Tulane, Loyola, and Delgado.


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