the cumbersome studio
WE COLLABORATE WITH ARTISTS, WRITERS, LETTER WRITERS, AND DREAMERS TO MAKE A MARK IN THE WORLD. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO MAKE?
WE MAKE MULTIPLES We ask you to fold, cut, mark, mail, alter one of the edition to make it unique. Then, and only then, is it a cumbersome multiple. We invite artists into the studio to work together. We believe printing is democratic. The press is the wheel of revolution. We believe that words matter.
WHO ARE THE CUMBERSOME MULTIPLES? A print collective led by artists Daniel Duford and Tracy Schlapp — Cumbersome Multiples collaborates with artists and writers to create limited-edition multiples. The 1928 C&P clamshell press and a Line-O-Scribe proofing press, a cabinet of movable type and block prints are at the heart of these collaborative projects. The history of the printing press begins with the dissemination of ideas. Presses have been the hub of a community. Using this antiquated printing technology invites human-scale making which energizes the Cumbersome studio site. Collaboration begins in the studio with the role of lead artist switching based on the particular needs of the project. From there it radiates and evolves to attract more collaborators.