HMCT Archetype Press weekend workshop with Janet Kupchick, June 22 + 23, 10AM–5PM
To enroll, contact ArtCenter at Night: artcenter.edu/acn
Intro to letterpress with an introduction on using type not solely for language and communication, but as object, character, and pattern.
Curious about letterpress printing? In this weekend workshop, you will be introduced to the technique and discover how to use type not solely for language and communication, but as object, character and pattern. Learn the basics of letterpress printing, press fundamentals, typographic concerns, impression, and inking control. Create a “one sheet” or broadside by choosing a thematic jumping-off point and creating either a character or a non-language-based visual story. Explore work by letter-press icons like Kurt Schwitters, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Bradbury Thompson for inspiration. At the end of class, you will print an edition large enough to share as a folio of prints.