John F. Brannon, Jr. (Frank)
SpeakEasy Press, LLC
PO Box 729 Dillsboro, NC 28725
Handmade Paper, Letterpress Printing and Bookbinding Instructional Classes and Commission Work
Frank Brannon, a native of Tennessee, currently lives near Dillsboro, North Carolina. He is a graduate of the M.F.A. in the Book Arts Program at the University of Alabama and is proprietor of SpeakEasy Press. Frank is a printmaking instructor with Southwestern Community College in western North Carolina and an adjunct book arts instructor with Western Carolina University.
The limited edition, letterpress books that Frank produces are held in several special collections libraries in the United States and England as well as with private collectors. His 2005 letterpress monograph focuses upon research into the Cherokee Phoenix newspaper of northern Georgia, 1828-1834. Research continues on the origins of this historical newspaper as well as an exploration of the character-forms of the original Sequoyan syllabary.