The Press of the Palace of the Governorsview enlarged panel
The Press of the Palace of the Governors began in the late 1960s as a project of the Museum of New Mexico. At first it was a working exhibition where 19th century presses were used to produce replica wanted posters and newspapers.
Within a few short years, however, the press began turning out large-scale projects — limited edition books and portfolios — and made its way into the world of private publishing. Under the direction of Pamela Smith, a former Chicago writer, the Palace of Governors press became a hub of book art activity where the work of creating award-winning publications was juggled with special educational projects, exhibitions, and research.
In 2001, Colorado artist/printer Tom Leech took over the helm of the Palace Press and continues the tradition of finely printed Southwest literature.
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