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The Friendship Project by Erin Fong

The Friendship Project by Erin Fong

When: Friday, January 17, 2020 to Monday, March 2, 2020

Opening Reception: Friday, January 17 from 6-9 pm


Rare Device is pleased to announce our latest gallery exhibition, The Friendship Project, an ongoing series of letterpress posters by Erin Fong, featuring collected advice on friendship. As a participatory project, every print spotlights words of wisdom from each participant’s submission, pairing it with their favorite color. Backgrounds are individually printed monotypes with hand-set woodtype for the text. The prints are designed to be displayed together in a rainbow of color, representative of the wide spectrum of ways to be a good friend. With every new response, the Friendship Project continues to grow in an ever-evolving, chromatic collection of insights. You can participate at


About the Artist:

Erin Fong is letterpress printer and artist based in the Bay Area. With over 13 years of experience, her career began creating artist books and editions, working alongside letterpress printers and bookbinders. In 2012, Fong co-founded a letterpress studio, focused on custom design and small-batch printing. Her personal practice and most recent body of work, The Friendship Project, focuses on the power of color and connectedness. It’s through this that she’s able to do what she really loves—bring people together in a fun and meaningful way. Follow along at @erinlovesfun.

Join Erin and the Rare Device staff on Friday evening, January 17 at Rare Device Flagship at 600 Divisadero Street from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. for the opening reception. The show will be on display from Friday, January 17, 2020, through Monday, Monday, March 2, 2020.

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