Saturday, May 08, 2010

HIT BOOK! Workshop at Transformer

Saturday, May 8
Sustainability Lab event

1 - 6pm:  HIT BOOK! Workshop.  Join HIT BOOK! co-founder Jeff Hnilicka and fellow artist members of Hit Factorie (Brooklyn, NY) Sarah Sandman, Jenn Nielsen, and Kate Strathmann in the creation of a Sustainability Lab book at Transformer. Created by a group of Brooklyn-based artists, designers, chefs, arborists, and administrators, HIT BOOK! originated as a collaborative effort to create a book in one day. Each book is inspired by a timely theme like Freedom, DNC/RNC, Spring!, and Stimulus. Working diligently on a small but dutiful photocopy machine, each participant cuts & pastes, creating one or more letter size page. Once deadline approaches, the crew rush into full assembly line production mode and pump out a hot HIT BOOK!! All contributors left standing receive a copy of their efforts.  Participants are encouraged to bring in source materials for photocopying (typography, photo, nature books and magazines, etc. etc.).  Transformer will provide other necessary materials + snacks & libations.

9pm: HIT BOOK! After-party Celebration at Comet Ping Pong! After the Workshop, join the Hit Factorie artists and Empire Builder participants at Comet Ping Pong (5037 Connecticut Ave. NW) for a bon voyage celebration before their May 9 departure for the Open Engagement conference. Free Sustainability Lab Hit Books will be distributed, and the music of bands Sounds of Kaleidoscope, Tennis System, and Far-out Fang Tooth will be thoroughly enjoyed. Bands begin playing at 10:30pm, $8.

EXHIBITION HOURS: Wednesday - Saturday, 1 - 7pm & by appointment.

For more information on Sustainability Lab programs and events,, or  202.483.1102

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