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Print & Letterpress L Summer Session 2

Print & Letterpress Summer Session 2
June 7-19, 2020
Ben Blount
The Collaborative Printer

Leveraging the power of the printed word, we’ll explore the community-building potential of letterpress printing. This workshop will focus on concept and content as we work on a variety of projects with varying levels of collaboration and sharing. We’ll cover traditional letterpress processes with a focus on using wood type. We’ll also learn some image making and basic bookbinding techniques in support of larger collaborative projects. Students will leave with a series of editioned prints, a copy of our collaborative book, and the experience of working within a community of printers and makers. All levels. Code 02L

Studio artist; teaching: Colorado College, Cleveland Institute of Art; Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum residency (WI); collections: Metropolitan Museum (NYC), Newberry Library (Chicago), School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Print of the word "racism" coming apart in the air
Ben Blount, "Antiracism Fist," letterpress, 19 x 25 inches