Letterpress Classes in Boston, Winter/Spring 2015


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The letterpress classes listed here are taught by Keith Cross at the Mass Art Press located at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Read a blog post about our Fall 2014 workshop!

You might also like this review of our Spring 2013 workshop.

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About Letterpress at Mass Art!
The Mass Art Press has five Vandercook presses: 3 SP15s, a Universal 1 and a 219 Old Style. The shop houses over 350 cases of type in both metal and wood and may be one of the largest letterpress shops for students in New England.

Watch this excellent video about letterpress and book arts at the Mass Art Press!

1-Day Spring Letterpress Workshop




Spring Letterpress Workshop
This workshop is an introduction to letterpress printing and manual type setting. You'll learn to use a job stick, hand-set type from our expanding collection of metal and wood type typefaces and ornaments and then print on a Vandercook flatbed cylinder press. We supply the paper, you supply the ambition! Bring roughly less than half-a-tweet's worth of text to typeset as part of an Exquisite Corpse Poem for the first half. In the afternoon you'll have a chance to set and print an apporpriately sized project (read: feasible in a half-day). Projects examples:
  • thank you cards
  • bookmarks
  • a haiku
  • typographic broadsides
  • concise affirmations
You can do it! See you there!

Not sure? Read a blog post about our Fall 2014 workshop!
You might also like this review of our Spring 2013 workshop.

Schedule: Saturday, March 7, 2015; 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM


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