#2025 Custom Letterpress Journal, with Tania Baban & Sue Kaplan - Feb 18
Have you seen a printing press and wondered how to use it? Are you a binder with a collection of blank books? Would you like to make sketchbooks choosing your own paper? This fun hands-on workshop is an introduction to book binding and letterpress printing. We’ll review basic typesetting with metal and wood type, and then you’ll print the type as a cover design for your personal journal.
Using your printed cover, we’ll introduce simple, but elegant binding options including a standard pamphlet. These beautiful handmade books are great for use as a journal, creating a simple sketchbook, or a personal notebook for all your brilliant ideas. We'll also be able to customize the paper, including graph paper or special bullet journal pages. Your custom journals also make great gifts.
Participants will complete an edition of 6 copies of a 5 3/4 x 3 1/2 inch hand-sewn books. All materials and supplies are included in the workshop registration fee.
Sunday, February from 10 am to 4 pm
Fee: $165 includes all tools and materials needed for printing and binding six books.
Tania Baban is a book artist with a BFA in Communication Design from Otis College of Art & Design in L.A. Her artist’s books are held in private, institutional, and international collections, including Brown University Library, Getty Research Institute, Oberlin College, Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the National Library of Australia.
Sue A. Kaplan is the proprietor of Shulamis Press and also runs Garlow Studio. See more of her work on her website
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