Meaning Maker in Philadelphia!


PreNeo Press launched a new Meaning Maker edition: Higher Education Edition at the annual Southern Graphics Council Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The conference was held in conjunction with a rich and expansive city-wide celebration of print art phenomena, the triennial Philagrafika.

While touring historical Philly, Meaning Maker American Citizenship Edition was inserted into all of The Great American Citizenship Quiz books in the gift shop of the Independence Visitors’ Center. This amazing information center is run by the National Parks Service. This public service action is also known as shopdropping.

Meaning Maker News

mm_logo_smMeaning Maker Academic Conference Edition is published in Visual Communication Quarterly. This special edition of Visual Communication Quarterly is focused on Analog Interactivity and is guest edited by xtine. Volume 16, Number 3, July – September 2009.

Family Gathering Edition is included in the Minnesota Center for the Book Arts democratic assemblage project None of the Above. More at: Minnesota Center for the Book Arts.

Periodic Personal Evaluation Edition will be included in FLAT Journal, an annually released, journal-shaped, mobile art gallery comprised of original, editioned works.

And new Meaning Maker editions are on the horizon!

Meaning Maker, for a value-added existence.

Book Arts Jam 2009


PreNeo Press and Hunger Button Books are delighted to participate in the 8th Annual Book Arts Jam, Saturday, October 17, at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California.

Saturday, Oct. 17, 10am – 4pm

We will have books, prints, Meaning Makers, and democratic multiples for your visual and intellectual amusement. Additionally, Nanette will be writing poems on the spot at Spontaneous Word Combustion, a BABA fundraising collaboration with Robert Perry and members of Bay Area Book Artists.

Directions and info at:

Open Studio on Saturday, Sept.12

PreNeo Press will be participating in an Open Studio event at Linden Street Artists’ Warehouse in Redwood City.

Date: Saturday, September 12, 2009
Time: 6 – 9 pm
Location: Linden Street Artists’ Warehouse

275-B Linden Street, Redwood City, California
Across the street from the Target Shopping Center on the west side of El Camino Real (just south of Hwy 84/ Woodside Road). Behind the Chinese Restaurant.

We hope to see you there!
Kent & Nanette


May & June Exhibitions

for Kent & Nanette of PreNeo Press

ebaybies, charcoal and pastel drawings by Nanette

May 1–31 

The Doll Show
Fremont, California 

Our friend Pati Bristow has some very special fetish dolls in this show.

PreNeo Press Open Studios
Join us and several other studios in the building.

May 16 & 17, 11 am–5 pm

275 Linden Street, Redwood City
SVOS Site 30
Across from the Target shopping center on El Camino (behind the Sleep Train)


Polyglot: Expressive Media in Book Arts
Curated by Penny Nii and Sue Friedland

June 13–July 6, 2009

Reception: Saturday June 13 from 5–7 pm
Gualala, California


Digital Art and Narrative exhibition

June 20, 6:30–8:30 pm

in conjunction with Computers and Writing 2009 conference
at UC Davis, Art and King Lounges of the Memorial Union


Bay Area Book Artists
Kent and Nanette both have work in two Bay Area Book Artists exhibitions.

Martin Luther King Library at San Jose State University through May 16

currently at DeAnza College Library, travels to Pleasanton Library in July

launching Whirligig



PreNeo Press and Hunger Button Books are pleased to launch Whirligig.

Whirligig is a platform for engaging in the lives and minds of creative individuals via the interview format.

Launching interviews are with Jack Toolin and Kent Manske.

Visit Whirligig.

Julia Bradshaw Residency


In December, Julia Bradshaw was our PreNeo Weekend Residency in the Print Studio artist.

Julia’s project, On Photographing Breasts, is delightfully poignant, smart and fun. The project consists of three folios with title band and includes screenprinting with tipped in pigment printed photos.

Visit Julia’s project page to see images and a description of her project.

 PreNeo Residencies

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PreNeo Press is the conceptual space of Kent Manske and Nanette Wylde.