When it comes to activism, there are many ways for one’s voice to be heard, but Warrior Printress Letterpress & Design has taken a unique approach.

Prints can vary in size from cards to larger posters. | Photo by Drew Kerner

On Thursday, Feb. 16, the University of Wisconsin-Superior opened Warrior Printress Letterpress & Design’s Gallery show in the Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center’s Kruk Gallery. From 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. community members filled the gallery

to view the unique, inspiring work done by Janelle Miller and Stacie Renne.

Miller, the original Warrior Printress, began her own business endeavor in 2012 after working under Kenspeckle Letterpress’ Rick Allen and Mariam Lanksy. In 2018 Miller teamed up with Renne, who has been working as a graphic designer for more than 30 years, kickstarting their joint career.

Prints of the artwork on display are available for purchase on their website and inside the KRUK Gallery. | Photo by Drew Kerner

Warrior Printress Letterpress & Design focuses on combining art and business with activism, inspiration, and affirmation. According to Warrior Printress Letterpress & Design, “We specialize in printing 21st century messages with 19th century presses, producing custom works that are as unique as you are.”

The Kruk Gallery event consisted of numerous activism pieces, as well as cards and prints that community members could purchase. The gallery also shows a projected video of Warrior Printress’ printmaking progress.

For information regarding purchasing work, collaborating, or having custom work done, you can visit the Warrior Printress Letterpress & Design website.

“Nevertheless, She Persisted” | Photo by Drew Kerner

“Jus’ Sa-Shay Away” RuPaul Quote | Photo by Drew Kerner