Type as Image

Weekend workshop with Janet Kupchick.

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.

HMCT Archetype Press, 950 S. Raymond, Pasadena.




The HMCT (South Campus) Gallery is free and open to the public. It is accessible when school is in term, seven days a week from 9 AM to 7 PM.

The Storefront Gallery, located within the Center, is also free and open to the public most weekdays from 10 AM to 4 PM. (We advise you to call ahead to make sure the Storefront Gallery is open, 626-396-4343).


950 South Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, California 91105