Letterpress Classes in Boston, Summer 2014


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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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About Letterpress at Mass Art!
The Mass Art Press has four Vandercook presses: 2 SP15s, a Universal 1 and a 219 Old Style. The shop boasts over 350 cases of type in both metal and wood and may be one of the largest letterpress shops for students in New England.

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1-Day Letterpress Workshop




Letterpress Workshop
This workshop is an introduction to letterpress printing and manual type setting with metal type, wood type and ornaments. You'll learn to hand-set type and print from type in our collections of existing typefaces. Your text may be combined with found or hand made images and printed on special papers. Bring 1-2 impactful words to typeset and your ideas for a simple project to print. Apporpriately sized projects (read: feasible in 1-day) include items such as:
  • thank you cards
  • bookmarks
  • haiku
  • birthday cards
  • consise affirmations
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Schedule: Sunday, June, 20, 2014; 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM


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3-day Summer Letterpress Workshop




Letterpress Fundamentals (3-day Workshop)
This workshop includes an introduction to letterpress printing and manual type setting with metal type, wood fonts and ornaments. You'll learn to compose text and print from existing typefaces, which may be combined with found or hand made images and printed on special papers.

Explore the nuances of impression, inking, and paper selection while enhancing your typographic sensitivity in this hands-on workshop. Demonstrations include typesetting by hand, on-press page composition, and printing multiples on a Vandercook cylinder press. The class also experiments with overprinting colors and printing illustrations. Bring words and ideas for your project to the first meeting. Some manual dexterity is necessary.

Schedule: August 8-10, 2014;
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM


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