#2036 - Modern Design for the Letterpress, with Annemarie Munn - Nov 1
In this 3-hour class, you will learn the basics of digital design for letterpress. Whether you have an illustration on paper that you want to translate to letterpress, whether you want to use fonts that are available digitally but not in lead type, or whether you want to create digital artwork completely from scratch, this class will give you the tools you need to start.
We will discuss file preparation as well as the process of creating physical polymer plates for letterpress printing. If you have a laptop with Adobe Illustrator (or a trial version of Illustrator) installed, please bring it with you. No materials fee.
This class can be taken alone, or with Practical Printing from Polymer Plates (Nov. 15)
Enrollment is limited to 6 students
About your instructor:
Annemarie Munn is the owner/main press operator of Ladybones Print Shop. While growing up in rural Northern California, she was lucky enough to live in a house replete with broadsides and chapbooks both letterpress and otherwise, mostly poetry, mostly printed in the Bay Area during the 1960s and 1970s.
Although she spent years in academia studying philosophy and creative writing, in late 2008 Annemarie finally gave in to the siren call of ink and paper, and was lucky enough to begin her printing career as an intern with the San Francisco Center for the Book's Imprint division, where her first project was to print the Small Plates edition of Reparations, an accordion book by former Black Panther Minister of Culture Emory Douglas. See more of her work on her website.
Workshop Refund Policy: Students must submit a refund request at least 7 days before the start date of a class to be issued a full (100%) refund. Requests submitted between 7 days and the start date of a class will be eligible for a 50% refund. No refunds will be issued on the day a class begins, or following the first class (if it meets multiple times).
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.
If BookArtsLA cancels the class, the student will receive a full refund.