Eddie is absolutely right. I love this!! Click on cut/pasted blurbage to go to the documentary page because I can't seem to embed the trailer.
Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. is a printing press and book artist, but he wasn't always an artist... He used to live a middle class life like many other Americans, with a family and a job as a computer programmer at an international telecommunications company. But he dropped it all to become an artist in the lost crafts of press printing and book art. Or as he says, "now I just make stuff, that's all. And I tell people who want to do art that they should just make stuff.
"Through his colorful posters layered with strong quotes and different paint textures, Amos uses his art to bring complicated issues such as race and gender into the forefront of the American consciousness. Incorporating the sayings of icons such as Rosa Parks and Sojourner Truth, or more obscure quotables from people like his older brother, Amos' posters enter the printing press as ink and paper and exit as true pieces of art. Amos's art is not limited to posters, but extends far into book art, paper fans, and larger projects.
Here's a link to Kennedy's website and also direct link to his posters. Will try to find an interview for linking later. Update! Interviews found here. Here's a flickr set of posters printed by students during a workshop he did for them. If I'm reading correctly, he designed, they printed. I very much like his/their interpretation of the Keep Calm And Carry On slogan from WWII.
Cut/paste below is what's on their custom order form. LOVIN it!
Printing is what we do. You send the text and a check, and go home and pray. We do not know what will happen until we are at the press. The design of your poster is determined in real time. Sometimes we produce beautiful posters and at other times we produce BEAUTIFUL posters.
Why is this vibing similar to Mark Steven Greenfield, to me? Hmmm
Swiped this pic of him in his shop from his site: