Emily Larned is an artist, writer, designer, educator, and letterpress and risograph printer-publisher. She makes publications, most often by hand, and organizes collaborative, socially engaged projects. Emily holds an MFA in Graphic Design from Yale School of Art. Her artist books and publications are collected by over 70 institutions internationally, including the Tate, the Brooklyn Museum, the V&A, and the Smithsonian. She has been publishing for 23 years, since she made her first zine as a teenager. She is co-founder and co-operator of Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts (ILSSA, impractical-labor.org), an international membership organization and socially engaged art and publishing platform. She is Chair and Associate Professor of Graphic Design at SASD, University of Bridgeport.