Guests of Honor: Hope Amico and Artnoose

Hope Amico

hope amico (she/her) is a collage artist, trained letterpress printer and former community bike shop volunteer, living and working in new orleans. she has been making zines since 1995 including where you from, stories about homes and hometowns; keep loving, keep fighting, stories mostly about living in new orleans immediately before and after hurricane katrina, and the recently revived mini zine eulalia.

she is the force behind gutwrench press—a letterpress shop, zine mini-distribution, and home of the keep writing project, a postcard subscription she started in 2008 while an undergrad at Louisiana State University.

currently hope is a part of a monthly collage meet-up known as the mystic krewe of scissors & glue. she also teaches drawing, collage, and a host of other skills to artists and will-be artists.


Artnoose began letterpress printing the zine Ker-bloom! in the summer of 1996, merging the world of zines and letterpress with inspiring results. She has been printing Ker-bloom! continuously for over 20 years (every other month without a single late issue, no small feat for a zinester) using her Vandercook Model 4 Press in Berkeley, California.

Over the years, Ker-bloom! became a life history printed in installments. Artnoose writes about relationships, traveling, bicycles, reading groups, parenting, and playing rock music. Artnoose also creates custom stationary and printed goods under her imprint Deep Ink Letterpress.