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Tuesday, April 5 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Collaborative Letterpress Broadside

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Join the teaching artists at Spudnik Press Cooperative to explore the art form of letterpress through printing experimental broadsides. While letterpress printing is no longer the main method of commercial printing, it has continued to evolve and thrive as an essential art form for writers, designers, and visual artists. Today, artists turn to letterpress printing because of its tactile quality, the control one has as their own printer, the love of the materials, the connection to the history of publishing, or the satisfaction of running the machine.

Attendees will be invited to view and handle prints, tools, and type in order to understand all the art form has to offer and then try their hand at setting metal type and operating a Vandercook printing press. Attendees will also work extemporaneously to create abstract type-based backgrounds using wood type. These two printing elements will be combined to produce the unofficial ARLIS/NA poster using wood and metal type. Each participant will be able to keep one or more prints from the session.


Bio of workshop facilitator: TBD, led by Spudnik Press Cooperative teaching artist

Tuesday April 5, 2022 1:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Spudnik Press Cooperative