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Print & Letterpress L Summer Session 1

PRINT & LETTERPRESS SUMMER SESSION 2
JUNE 4–16, 2023

Rick Griffith
Extending the Printed Page

What do you do when the paper isn’t big enough, when the text isn’t small enough, or when the press needs to be bigger? Letterpress as a collage mechanism can be a profound exploration of scale and is ideal for creating larger-format works. In this workshop combining letterpress printing with collage and writing, students will learn how to improvise in multiple directions simultaneously and find balance between text, form, and process. Whether they bring a theme or choose to shoot from the hip, students will develop an intuitive practice and the ability to discuss what is happening in real time. We’ll cover techniques of typesetting, printing, collage, and image manipulation. All levels. Letterpress studio.

Letterpress printer, designer, collagist, writer, optimist futurist; founder and partner in the graphic design consultancy MATTER (Denver); designer of the Black Astronaut Research Project (blarp.org); teaching: Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design (Denver), University of Denver, University of Colorado at Denver, Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design (Prague), East Carolina University (NC); collections: Denver Art Museum, Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum (WI), Tweed Museum (MN).

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Rick Griffith, You & Me, ink on paper; silkscreen, letterpress, 39-1/4 x 27-1/2 inches
Rick Griffith, You & Me, ink on paper; silkscreen, letterpress, 39-1/4 x 27-1/2 inches