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This is a lecture-style workshop for designers, letterers and illustrators who want to work with letterpress.

In this 1.5 hour class we will cover:

  • A brief history of printing, type, typesetting and Gutenberg’s letterpress and how it has evolved and thrived in the digital age.
  • Hand-drawn illustrations and lettering, digital type and how they work best in letterpress.
  • Papers, inks, foils and similar processes such as embossing (you’ll go home knowing your deboss from your emboss).
  • Ink-mixing Pantones from scratch.

A letterpress demonstration (with audience participation) will show the process in detail from finished art, to finished print.

You’ll walk away feeling confident about your next big project with a greater understanding of the letterpress process.

What you'll get

A Designing For Letterpress ‘Cheat Sheet’ (letterpress printed, naturally)

A letterpress gift pack for all students.

what to bring

Not a thing! (Bring your smart phones/tablets to take notes and take lots of pictures though)