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Letterpress Workshop - Orientation Session

Book Arts Workshop

Monday, February 17, 2014 at 6:30 PM - Monday, February 24, 2014 at 6:30 PM (EST)

Hanover, NH

Letterpress Workshop - Orientation Session

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Dartmouth Student
Registration for students begins on Feb. 3, 2014.
Ended Free  
Non-student
Registration for non-students and waiting list begins on Feb. 10, 2014.
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Event Details

This workshop will be held in two sessions on consecutive Mondays from 6:30 - 9pm. Attendance at both sessions is required. The Letterpress workshops require a mandatory introductory 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 short poem or paragraph in type that will be printed on a Vandercook press. Emphasis will be placed on the proper techniques of setting 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. Be sure to bring either a short poem of no more than 10 to 14 lines, or a quotation of the equivalent number of lines.

Instructor: Bob Metzler

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Letterpress Workshop
Baker Library Room 23 and 25
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755

Monday, February 17, 2014 at 6:30 PM - Monday, February 24, 2014 at 6:30 PM (EST)


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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.

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