Print & Letterpress Summer Session 5
July 18 – August 2, 2021
Lasers and Letterpress
Our duty as a new generation of letterpress printers is not just to communicate, but to see where we can take this medium as we move forward. This workshop will explore new techniques in letterpress with an emphasis on laser cutting and poster design. We’ll use Vandercooks, wood and lead type, computers, Penland’s new laser engraver, and the power of the printed word to discover new ways to collaborate with each other and communicate/interact with the community around us. We’ll have daily demonstrations and show-and-tell with plenty of time for exploration and printing. Letterpress and/or Photoshop/Illustrator experience is a plus, but this workshop is open to all levels. Letterpress studio.
Studio artist; teaching: Miami University (OH), Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum (WI); exhibitions: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art; publications: Low-Tech Print, Wood Type Evolved.