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Print & Letterpress L Summer Session 2

Print & Letterpress Summer Session 2
June 6-17, 2021
Ben Blount
Power of the Press: Concept, Collaboration, and Community

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 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. Letterpress studio.

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.

letterpress print that reads "We will get through this together. After all, we're neighbors."
Ben Blount, "We’re Neighbors," letterpress, 12 x 9-1/2 inches