Jean Bartlett


Contemporary women artists and designers.
Hand drawn letterforms.


Jean Buescher Bartlett is an artist, designer and proprietor of Bloodroot Press in Ann Arbor, MI. Clients include the University of Michigan Special Collections, Zingerman’s, and Alice Greene & Co. Over the past twenty-five years Bartlett has taught letterpress printing and bookbinding workshops across the country at venues such as the Paper and Book Intensive, Pyramid Atlantic, the Women's Studio Workshop, Daniel Smith in Seattle, and the Penland School of Crafts. Jean's work resides in over fifty public collections worldwide, including the New York Public Library, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the University of Michigan Special Collections, the Dutch Royal Library, and Special Collections at Stanford University. Early in her career, Jean worked as an interior designer for Herman Miller and for large architectural firms in Baltimore and Chicago - namely RTKL and Perkins & Will - and managed both a fine art photo gallery and an independent bookstore.

Significant publications/presentations/exhibitions/projects

-"Image + Text" lecture at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Gund Library, Cleveland, OH, 2015

-the Book Arts Guild, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2013.

-SLICE interview, Issue 24, July 3, 2014,

  • BS, University of Cincinnati, MFA, University of Alabama
  • Adjunct Faculty


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