Recollection, An Ephemeral Exhibition of Exquisite & Eclectic Ephemera

When used by collectors, the term ephemera describes materials, often paper, that have little value beyond their intended use.

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Jessica Spring / Recollection, An Ephemeral Exhibition of Exquisite & Eclectic Ephemera

Tacoma Post Office Building (Main Hall), 1102 A Street
September 18, 2014 – December 10, 2014

Part of the collection on display, matchstick boxes! Mesmerizing, dumbfounding, hilarious… take a close look!

 

When used by collectors, the term ephemera describes materials, often paper, that have little value beyond their intended use. These objects serve to light a cigarette, send a message, or protect a bottle of milk, but they also provide a glimpse of another place and time. The objects displayed in “reCollection” are a small sampling of ephemera collected over many decades. I am particularly drawn to ephemera that showcases print production, from gorgeous chromolithography to poorly registered letterpress printing. Equally enchanting are matchbooks, stamps, and milk bottle caps collected by my father from the 1940s to 60s. These offer a retreat to a time of hand lettering, bombastic copywriting and a palette—probably faded—that still resonates. spaceworkstacoma.com

Jessica has been honored with the 2014 AMOCAT Award for best “Community Outreach by an Individual.” And things have lined up wonderfully… the AMOCAT Award ceremony and Tacoma Arts Month Opening Party are also happening in the Post Office Building! www.springtidepress.com

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