Museum of Printing, Houston, TX
The Museum of Printing in Houston, TX promotes letterpress printing through various activities and exhibitions. An important part of the museum is its social organizations, including The Book Arts Group and The Printers Guild. Annually members of the Printers Guild publish a calendar printed by the membership in which each month is presented by a different artist or collaboration. These calendars are sold through the gift shop as a fundraiser for the museum and the organization. Look for these every year around the time of the Book Fair in November.
In addition to the calendar, the Printers Guild membership participates in an annual print exchange. In these exchanges each member produces an original print in multiples to exchange with participating members. Sets of extra copies are sold in the Gift Shop at the Museum as another fundraiser.
Argonauta norya, the paper nautilus, is a deep sea relic species found in the Pacific Basin. Seldom photographed alive, shells have been rarely found in the South Seas of the Pacific and Indian Oceans.