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A few details before we get to the list.

This page can change quite often so be sure to refresh it in your browser to make sure you see the most up-to-date listing.

We will do a strikethrough on any of the completed steps listed below until the job is done and then we'll remove it.

Generally speaking, first-come, first-served.

Sometimes we have to get a lot of ducks in a row to be ready for someone to come, for even the smallest stages of a project. I'll try to email back with any delays that will have to be overcome as soon as I can. Make sure we have an email address that you check often and always check your email before you come to the studio.

You can suggest a time within a couple of days of when you want to come, but that might not be possible depending on logistics of scheduling. If you gave us 4 days or more that would be better. Most of the time we can give you a couple of copies of anything you work on.

Link to Lead Graffiti's shorternship explained

To sign up for a project and give it a try, click our make me an offer page, and make sure you mention the word shorternships near the beginning of your request and clearly indicate the topic heading for any project.

Lead Graffiti pro bono & personal projects to do

These are not in any particular order. Clicking the icon at the end of each listing will link you to our make us an offer page.

Type inventory - This is really critical. We need to double check our 600 job cases of wood & metal type against our spreadsheet. We've moved things around and have added some new ones. Would like to rework our booklets showing our type collection that is often used by design students taking our Creative Letterpress workshops.

Display cases - We've bought two new glass cases to set up a display of "things." We need some help just getting it organized, maybe making labels, etc..

.918 Club - The .918 Club in Lancaster, PA, shares a space in Building Character. As part of how they get this for free they (actually Lead Graffiti) prints shopping bags for the place. We usually have 500 of them around to print.

Kalmar Nyckel certificates - Twice each year we do certificates (60 one time and 35 the other) for people successfully finishing each class (April and July) to learn to sail the tall ship. The names are handset to complete the certificate. Due sometime in March or April for winter 2014 class.

Boxcards - We always have some of these we can print which are kind of fun to play with.

Signage - We finally got around to putting up a sign on our studio door (facing the parking lot) and one that hangs under our mailbox. We want to do some that will go with those done as TypeArt for various schools that regularly do workshops and perhaps for other workshop, just to say what is going on in the space.

Work on our 1868 Washington iron handpress - I could use some energy to help build the frisket / tympan for our Washington iron handpress. Can be most anytime. Needs about a 3 or 4 hour block of time and some patience. We got the frisket working for our Albion and need to give it a run to see how it prints. This shows our Washington iron handpress.

Photographic portraits of our equipment - After seeing Craig Cutler's portrait of our Intertype, we'd like to do a similar image for literally all of our equipment. Maybe someone with a specific interest in photography could help with this. Turtle. Albion. Interetype. Heidelberg. We've completde the image for Vandercook Universal III, Vandercook SP15 and our Hoe iron handpress.

Favorite rock 'n roll lyrics posters - The problem is we can do this all day. Here are some to get things started.

These will come as we have time or as pet projects for anyone who has helped us on the important things we really have to do.

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We don't need no education
We don't need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teachers leave them kids alone

Another Brick in the Wall (Part II) / Pink Floyd

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Can't keep my eyes from the circling skies
Tongue-tied and twisted; just an earth-bound misfit, I
          Learning to Fly / Pink Floyd

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She says, "Hey, babe,
Take a walk on the wild side."
Said, "Hey, babe,
Take a walk on the wild side."
          Lou Reed

. . .


I almost cut my hair
It happened just the other day
It was gettin' kinda long
I could-a said, it was in my way

Read more: David Crosby - Almost Cut My Hair Lyrics | MetroLyrics

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The words of the poets are written on the subway walls and tenement halls

“The Sounds of Silence” (Paul Simon) – 1965

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There must be some way out of here

“All Along the Watchtower” (Bob Dylan)

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It’s a town full of losers / I’m pulling out of here to win

“Thunder Road” (Bruce Springsteen)

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I’m hiding in Hondurus / I’m a desperate man

Send lawyers, guns and money / The shit has hit the fan

“Lawyers, Guns and Money” (Warren Zevon)

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Have you come here for forgiveness / Have you come to raise the dead

Have you come here to play Jesus to the lepers in your head

“One” (Bono)

. . .

We're playing those mind games together
Pushing the barriers planting seeds
Playing the mind guerrilla

Mind Games / John Lennon

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“You used to laugh about/ Everybody that was hanging out/ Now you don’t talk so loud/ Now you don’t seem so proud/ About having to be scrounging for your next meal”

“Like a Rolling Stone,” from Highway 61 Revisited, 1965

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Pushin' too hard, pushin' too hard
Pushin' too hard, pushin' too hard
Pushin' too hard, pushin' too hard
Pushin' too hard on me (too hard)

Pushin' Too Hard / Seeds

. . .

"Don't criticize what you can't understand."

- Bob Dylan from "The Times They Are A-Changin"

. . .

“Not Dark Yet,” from Time Out of Mind, 1997

“I’ve been down on the bottom of a world full of lies/ I ain’t looking for nothing in anyone’s eyes”

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“Maggie’s Farm,” from Bringing It All Back Home, 1965

“I try my best/ To be just like I am/ But everybody wants you/ To be just like them/ They sing while you slave/ And I just get bored”

. . .

Robert Johnson – Cross Road Blues Lyrics

I went to the crossroad, fell down on my knees
I went to the crossroad, fell down on my knees
Asked the Lord above “Have mercy, now save poor Bob, if you please”

. . .

“Desolation Row,” from Highway 61 Revisited, 1965

“The kerosene is brought down from the castles/ By insurance men who go/ Check to see that nobody is escaping/ To Desolation Row”

. . .

“Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat,” from Blonde on Blonde, 1966

“You might think he loves you for your money/ But I know what he really loves you for/ It’s your brand new leopard-skin pill-box hat”

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“Positively 4th Street,” non-album single, 1965

Key lyric: “I wish that for just one time you could stand inside my shoes/ You’d know what a drag it is to see you”


I... Have become comfortably numb

Pink Floyd, Comfortably Numb

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Is There Anybody Out There? (Roger Waters) from The Wall

Is there anybody out there?
Is there anybody out there?
Is there anybody out there?
Is there anybody out there?

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Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away / Now it looks as though they’re here to stay / Oh, I believe in yesterday

Yesterday / Help! / Beatles

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"Doesn't have a point of view / Knows not where he's going to / Isn't he a bit like you and me?"

Nowhere Man / Beatles
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"And when the brokenhearted people / Living in the world agree / There will be an answer, let it be"

Let It Be / Beatles

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"Blackbird singing in the dead of night / Take these broken wings and learn to fly / All your life /

You were only waiting for this moment to arise"

Blackbird / Beatles

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"Though I know I'll never lose affection / For people and things that went before / I know I'll often stop and think about them / In my life I love you more"

In My Life / Beatles

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"And any time you feel the pain, hey Jude, refrain / Don't carry the world upon your shoulders / For well, you know that it's a fool who plays it cool / By making his world a little colder"

'Hey Jude' / Beatles

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"There's nothing you can do that can't be done / Nothing you can sing that can't be sung / Nothing you can say, but you can learn how to play the game / It's easy / All you need is love"

All You Need Is Lov' / Magical Mystery Tour / Beatles

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"Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see"

'Strawberry Fields Forever' / 'Magical Mystery Tour' (1967)

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'The End'

From: 'Abbey Road' (1969)

"And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make"

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Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away / Now it looks as though they’re here to stay / Oh, I believe in yesterday

Help / Beatles



Link to Lead Graffiti's shorternship explained

STANDINGS (let us know if you think you have more time)

Brian T. -
Kory - 5 hours
Yvonne - 6 + 4 = 10 hours
Adam - 7.5 hours
Carol - 4 hours
Sarah - 8 hours
Ashley - ?