San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This class is an orientation session for all newcomers to learn the basics of typesetting and press work. The session will begin with a brief discussion of the history and process of Letterpress Printing. After a tour of the workshop participants will set a few lines in type. These can be a proverb, quotation, a bit of writing made up on the spot etc. We will print a group broadside of your text on a Vandercook proof press. Emphasis will be placed on the proper techniques of setting metal hand type, press work, and the selection of appropriate type faces. We will also look at the various styles of type in the shop with a discussion of basic typographical design.
No previous experience is required and all materials, tools, and equipment are provided.
Instructor: Sarah Smith
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When & Where
Book Arts Workshop
The Book Arts Program at Dartmouth College consists of a Letterpress Studio and Bindery Studio. It is open to all levels of experience; instruction on using the printing presses and in binding books is given. There is no fee to use the studios or to attend workshops but participants are expected to follow posted guidelines for cleaning up after themselves and putting away type. Failure to do so may result in studio privileges being revoked. The studios are open Fall, Winter, and Spring term. See our website for more information.