We aim to change the paper supply chain from forest to farm. Here is a list of what we've done on our journey thus far.
2019 The Alchemy of Paper, Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, IN.
2018 McLean Count Arts Center, Bloomington, IL.
2017 Pulp as Portal: Socially Engaged Papermaking, The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY.
2015 Layers, Figure One, Champaign, IL.
2013 Social Paper, Center for Book and Paper arts, Columbia College, Chicago, IL.
2013 Faculty Exhibition, Krannert Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL.
2013 AIGA (Re)Design Awards, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN.
2013 Printing Green: American Print Alliance, Illges Gallery, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.
2011 Pulp, Figure One, Champaign, IL.
Kurtweil, Jenna. “Past, Present, and Future: ‘CornCrete’ Reimagines Sustainable Architecture.” iSEE. February 14, 2019.
Vaca, Chantal. “Fresh Press Studio transforms harvest waste into fine art paper.” Smile Politely, February 7, 2019.
Wang, Zihan. “Studio creates sustainable paper.” Daily Illini, November 8, 2018.
Kurtzweil, Jenna. “Field to Library: U of I Collaboration for Sustainable Book Conservation.” iSEE, October 17, 2018.
Jain, Dhwani, "Congratulations to Fresh Press." Student Sustainable Committee, December 1, 2017.
Dimtirova, Donna, "Fresh Press, an Agri-Fiber Paper Research Lab on Campus, Uses Creativity to Promote Sustainability," Green Observer, November 27, 2017.
"Illinois Shines in Sustainable Index," ISEE, November 7, 2017.
Babcock, May, “Stop the Presses! It’s Community Supported Paper at Fresh Press!,” PaperSlurry, December 8, 2016.
Heckel, Jodi, “Agri-fiber paperlab making sustainable paper.” Central Illinois Business. June 1, 2014.
Aghajanian, Liana, “Paper from farm waste? Art Professors show us how.” Takepart. March 30, 2014.
Babcock, May, “The Microbrewery of Hand papermaking (Fresh Press).” Paper Slurry. May 5, 2014.
Alexander, Christine, “Agri-fiber paper making from Fresh Press.” Dreaming in CMYK. May 26, 2014 .
Gunther, Shea, “There’s got to be a better way to turn ag waste into paper.” Mother Nature Network. June 2, 2014.
Everett, Claire, “The Fresh Press Project creates a zero waste alternative to paper-making.” The Daily Illini. October 17th, 2013.
Shipman, Kay, “Designer plant seed to develop homegrown ‘agri paper’. ” Farmweeknow.com. November 19, 2010.
Mitchell, Gage, “Finding a more sustainable paper pulp.” Modern Species Blog. September 7, 2012.
2017 SSC Excellence in Innovation Award for A Campus Circular Economy
2013 International Design Award, Self Promotion Category (Silver)
2013 AIGA Re-Design Award
2018 lefield notes (Speckletone Reycled Cotton)
2018 UIUC Rare Book & Manuscript Library (Speckletone Reycled Cotton)
2015 Art+Design Foundations Drawing Program (Ubergrass)
2014 UIUC MLK, JR Symposium (Prairie Fest)
2014 Grinnell College (Ubergrass)
2014 College of Fine and Applied Arts Holiday Card (Winter Rye)
2013 UIUC MLK, JR Symposium (Prairie Fest)
2013 Student Sustainability Committee
Mahan, Margaret, “Paper in Action.” Hand Papermaking. March 20, 2014.
Past workshops and community-based events:
2018 Southside Elementary Workshop
2017 Xenia Papermaking Workshop
2017 4H Club Workshop
2017 Sonifield Sustainability Festival
2017 UIUC Sustainability Day Workshop
2017 Iowa State University
2017 AIGA Workshop
2016 Unit 4 Champaign Public School Art Teacher’s Workshop
2015-2016 FAAx Workshops
2015 Urbana Free Library
2015 UIUC Field Day
2015 FarmAid workshop
2014 Sinai Temple Summer Camp
2014 Fresh Press & CUDO Studio Tour
2013 Mother’s weekend open house
2013 Prosperity Gardens
2013 Urbana Sweetcorn Festival
2012-2013 Book Arts Co Op Papermaking Workshop
2012-2013 Urbana Art at the Market