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Blinc Publishing ephemera collection

Identifier: Case Wing folio-Z232-B65 B55-1997

Scope and Content of the Collection

The collection consists of 23 promotional posters and printed ephemera designed and printed by Blinc Publishing for clients based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Clients include the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, the James Ford Bell Library, Eclipse Records, Kartemquin Films, the music group Rose Ensemble, the Saint Paul Saints baseball team, and Bill Moran’s Letterbugs print exhibit. Materials also include letterpress printed holiday cards and CD packages (2002-2014). All CD packages include covers, program notes and 4 ¾” compact discs.


  • Creation: 1997-2015



Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The Blinc Publishing ephemera collection is open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).

Ownership and Literary Rights

The Blinc Publishing ephemera collection is the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections.

History of Blinc Publishing

Blinc Publishing is a letterpress print and design studio located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Bill Moran founded Blinc in 1996. Moran is also the artistic director of the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, and operates the Hamilton Ink Spot in Saint Paul, Minnesota.


2.9 Linear Feet (1 box, 1 oversize box)


23 items produced by Blinc Publishing between 1997 and 2015. Includes promotional posters, letterpress prints, compact discs, and other printed ephemera.


Organized in two series:

Series 1: Printed ephemera, 2002-2014
Box 1
Series 2: Oversize, 2003-2015
Box 2

Collection Stack Location

3a 29


Gift of Bill Moran, 2016.

Processed by

Joy Orillo-Dotson, 2016.


This inventory was created with the generous support of the Council on Library and Information Services, which is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Inventory of the Blinc Publishing ephemera collection, 1997-2015
Finding aid prepared by Joy Orillo-Dotson, 2016
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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