The letterpress classes and workshops 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.
Here are some wonderful pictures taken by Tom Bergeron from the June 20, 2015 workshop.
The Mass Art Press has five Vandercook presses: 3 SP15s, a Universal 1 and a 219 Old Style. Our pressroom type collection includes over 500 fonts of metal and wood type and is 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!
Take a look at this happy group of letterpressers!
This workshop is an introduction to letterpress printing and manual type setting for the complete beginner. 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 your work on of our five Vandercook flatbed cylinder presses. We supply the paper, you supply the ambition!
Bring roughly 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).