There is a part of The Press at Colorado College called, just as matter-of-factly, the Poster Press. The Poster Press, as you may have guessed, prints posters. The Poster Press (the entity & the machine associated with it) is run by students—someone orders a poster, gives the student the text, and then they can design whatever they want, as long as it is at least 2 colors and a certain minimum size. And they get paid. And we get fantastic posters all around campus.
The walls of the studio have been hung with posters from over the years (as shown in the images above). Below is an image of the first poster that I made here in Colorado. It is for a reading by Aubrey Hirsch. The second one was for the Print Here Now event (linked because I apparently can't swipe it from Flickr). Both posters were made improvisationally, with found cuts and flat plates and wood and lead type. It had been awhile since I had set a substantial amount of type, and it’s been nice and educational to reconnect with that process. And to make things by winging it. Sometimes the direct approach is the way to go.