This special one-day field trip is designed for students in Parkland's Graphic Design Program who want to go back in history and see a fully operational letterpress print shop that still uses hand-set wood type. Hidden away in the cornfields of Indiana, Tribune Showprint is the oldest continuously running print shop in the USA. Open since 1878, Tribune is actually one year older than the world-famous Hatch Show Print
in Nashville.





Date: Friday, September 5, 2008 from 8 AM to 7 PM

Cost: $15 FREE (includes breakfast, lunch, beverages, transportation via Parkland mini-bus)

Reservations are required. Seating is limited.

To make reservations, contact Paul Young

Note: Please bring about $10 to cover lunch expenses as we will be stopping by a restaurant. You may want to bring a camera and some pocket money in case shopping opportunities arise.




  • 8 AM: Leave Parkland from the S building
    (art barn) parking lot
  • Light breakfast en route
  • 11 AM: Tour of Twin Rocker Handmade Paper (Brookston IN)
  • 12 NOON: Lunch at Klein Brot Haus
    (Brookston IN)
  • 2 PM: Tour of Tribune Showprint
    (Idaville IN)
  • 4 PM: Leave for Champaign
  • 7 PM: Arrive in Champaign

(See pictures from the field trip)