The New Victor Hammer Fellow

June 8, 2016

Well College and Wells Book Arts Center are very pleased to announce our 10th Victor Hammer Fellow: Heather R. Buechler.

Heather R. Buechler is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher. She is a 2015 and 2016 Windgate Resident for the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, the 2014 artist-in-residence for theTRANSIT outbound program, a recipient of the 2013 Caxton Club Grant, and former Print Production Fellow for the Journal of Artists Books (JAB). Her work can be found in numerous collections in the US and internationally, including the Yale University Library, Centre Pompidou of Paris, France, and the University of Regina Library in Regina, SK, Canada. Her research, which looks at the history of production and distribution of textile and paper sacks used in agricultural shipping, has been published in the Ephemera Journal of the Ephemera Society of America. She holds an M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts from Columbia College Chicago, and a B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The Victor Hammer Fellowship was established in 1998 and honors Victor Hammer, who taught at Wells in the 1940’s. An internationally known and respected printer, book designer, artist and typographer, Hammer is perhaps best known for designing the medieval-looking typeface American Uncial. The two-year Hammer Fellowship brings emerging book artists to Wells to teach, help in the various printing projects of the Book Arts Center, and develop their art.

We are happy to welcome Ms. Buechler to Wells, where she will teach Hand Bookbinding, and a variety of book arts and letterpress courses.

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