Chris Fritton

Chris Fritton is a poet, printer, fine artist, and author. He was an avid skateboarder and musician when he was younger, and spent the 80s and 90s creating cut and paste zines and chapbooks. He discovered letterpress printing over a decade ago and never looked back. For the past four years, he’s been criss-crossing North America with his project called The Itinerant Printer, where he visits letterpress print shops large and small. He brings with him only paper and ink, and makes prints at each of the stops working exclusively from what they have in their collections. To date he’s covered over 60,000 miles, hit over 160 studios, and made over 20,000 prints on the road. He recently completed an epic 320-page coffee table book that features all the people, places, and prints from along the way.