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Letterpress: Modular Pattern

Saturday: 12:45PM - 4:30PM
, Sunday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Feb 11 - Feb 12
1.00 CEUs,
2 Sessions

Dikko Faust Typographer; letterpress printermaker; founder, Purgatory Pie Press

This hands-on workshop will focus on letterpress relief printing techniques. Students will be setting metal type, type ornaments, and found and made pieces. In addition to studio work we will view historical examples of this art form that include archeological, architectural, vernacular weaving, bricklaying and tiling. We will continue this tradition with modular pieces from the printshop, as well as found and made type-high hardware. Experiments will include moiré, interference, shifted and pinwheel prints, ink transparency and color overlay. The first day focuses on group patterns; the second day concentrates on individual projects.
NOTE: All levels welcome; some letterpress or relief printmaking experience is helpful, but not required.


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