This is happening on Thursday night. April 14 from 6pm.
If you get in early there are two things likely to happen. 1. You'll get a free GFUS Book. 2. There will be a cold Kirin with your name* on it.
*the name thing wont happen
More info -
Kirin Presents, GO FONT UR SELF* BOOK 2
A PUBLICATION OF TYPE BASED ARTWORKS -
A 56pp book celebrating the 2nd year of a project involving 84 local & international artists, 17 exhibitions across 4 capital cities over 2 years, over 9,000 people in attendance, 2 books & 13,680 Kirins.
The 2nd Book of the GFUS* typography series is a 56pp perfect bound book, printed on 150gsm Novatech silk stock, with a 400gsm Bianco Flash cover with front and back white pearl foiling.
The Limited edition run of 1000 copies is a published reflection of the year gone by. The book is NOT FOR SALE. Each artist and contributor will receive a copy, with remaining copies given to the first 100 people to attend each of the openings across Australia in the months to come.
The book is the second installment of GFUS* publishing, and makes a stunning pair with the first released in February 2010, also Not for sale and distributed in the same manner rewarding the GFUS* followers who supported the project from its inception in 2009. The second was created with identical layout, printing techniques and stock, all bar the cover which was black foil on 450gsm Notturno (black on black); a must for collectors and fans of the GFUS series.
The second GO FONT UR SELF* book (Chapters 4, 5 & 6) boasts letter based work from the worlds leading alphabet ambassadors.
ABOVE / ADRIAN GRAY / ALEJANDRO PAUL / AMUSE / BONES / BLENDS / FIODOR SUMKIN / FRIENDS OF TYPE / GARY / HEDOF / HELEN MYCROFT / ISTVÅN SZUGYICZKY / JEREMYVILLE / JOHN SIDDLE / LACHIE GOLDSWORTHY / LUKE LUCAS / MARIN HORIKAWA / MAURO GATTI / MICHAEL DORET / MIKE GIANT / MORNING BREATH / OKAY / OZZIE WRIGHT / PARRA / PAUL NOLAN / RAZA UNO / ROB ABELL / SARAH A. KING / SAYNT / SIGGI EGGERTSSON / SOFLES / SUPEREXPRESSO / TIMBA SMITS / TRAVIS MILLARD / TWOONE / WE BUY YOUR KIDS / WELL DRESSED VANDALS / YOK.
The openings in each city will also feature an auction of remaining submissions from previous GFUS shows ( http://gofonturself.com.au/shop.html
The story of the Penrith Museum of Printing begins with Alan Connell, the founder of the museum who had a desire back in 1987 to put together a "working museum" of printing machinery and equipment. As the story goes, many years had to pass before Alan's dream was able to be fully realised. The Penrith Museum of Printing was officially opened on the 2 June 2001, by Ms Jackie Kelly, M.P. for Lindsay, the then Minister for Sport and Tourism. A large proportion of the machinery and equipment on display originally started its working life in the Nepean Times Newspaper in Penrith, NSW Australia. The Nepean Times proprietors Roger and Pat Colless gave several items of the printing equipment to Alan Connell for his purposes and so commenced the museum. From its earliest beginnings, the museum has continued to develop and expand its collection by relying on donations, gifts and community goodwill for its survival.