Print & Letterpress Summer Session 4
Bill Moran and Jim Moran
On the Record
In this workshop we’ll delve into the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum’s vast collection to create letterpress album covers using halftone blocks of forgotten musicians and vocal groups of the 1950s and 1960s. Students will design their own cover and add text using wood type from Hamilton along with Penland’s type collection. Minor research into the musicians will allow us to set the back cover, including song titles, band members, and brief information. Our design, layout, typesetting, and printing will evoke the music of the era. All levels. Letterpress studio.
Bill: artistic director emeritus at Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum (WI), third-generation printer; teacher of typography and printing history at University of Minnesota; exhibitions: Tipoteca Italiana (Italy), Country Music Hall of Fame (Nashville), Gutenberg Museum (Germany), Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum.
Jim: master printer, collections officer, and former director at Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum (WI), third-generation printer; teaching: AIGA, HOW Design, Atypl, and TypeCon conferences, University of Quebec, Tipoteca Italiana (Italy); residencies: Wells College (NY), Hatch Show Print (Nashville), Tipoteca Italiana.