#7027 Go Small with Metal Type & Ornament! Jennifer Farrell, Starshaped Press - Feb 16
Metal type for letterpress printing is undoubtedly one of the most detailed and exquisite examples of craftsmanship, with ornaments that can create everything from simple flowers to elaborate illustrations. In this workshop, we’ll examine the quirks of old type and how to successfully combine it with ornaments in the form of a small keepsake print. Topics covered include understanding design principles and how they affect ornament choice, how to ‘see’ the negative space of metal type and best practices for achieving results with the materials. All participants will set their own print and create a small edition to share with others in the workshop.
Some prior printing experience is helpful but not required.
Saturday, February 16 from 9 am to 4 pm.
Materials Fee: There will be a $25 materials fee, payable in class.
BookArtsLA is just one stop on Jennifer's visit to Los Angeles. She is teaching a companion workshop Go Big with Wood Type & Ornament! at the International Printing Museum on February 17. More info about the workshop here
Also on Sunday evening she's presenting the talk Building elaborate illustrations, one minuscule piece at a time. More information about both these events is available on our blog and the Print Museum's website.
About the Instructor | Jennifer Farrell
Jennifer is the owner of Starshaped Press in Chicago where she makes posters, prints, business cards, invitations, music packaging, stationery, greeting cards, of course, intriguing images made from type ornaments. “Since 1999 we’ve stayed true to the original craft of letterpress disregarding the naysayers that claim antique metal and wood type is too limiting for quality design,” her website proclaims. “As an old fashioned shop with solid presswork and hard working midwestern gumption, we buck popular trends in modern, ‘couture’ printing. We are proudly one of the very few shops in the country working to preserve, promote and print entirely like it’s 1929.”
Jennifer has taught at the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum and the Wells College Book Arts Center, and conducted workshops at Western New York Book Arts Center and Columbia College Chicago Book and Paper Arts Center. Her print work has won numerous awards and has been featured repeatedly in How magazine. Jennifer also appears in the new film Pressing On: The Letterpress Film, currently screening all over the place.
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Classes missed by students cannot be refunded or rescheduled, and makeup classes will not be provided to students who miss a regularly scheduled class. Classes with insufficient enrollment may be cancelled prior to the first class. Every effort will be made to notify the student regarding cancellation within 3 days before the first class.
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