#2050 - Letterpress 2 with Annemarie Munn - Dec 14
This class will build on the foundations from Intro to Letterpress (or your previous letterpress experience). We will continue working with lead type, but will be tossing you into the deep end of two-color registration. As in Intro to Letterpress, each student will typeset a short passage (we would like it to have multiple lines, but keep it brief so that we have time to print both colors) and plan the way the two colors in their design will interact. Since you should have familiarity with the available typefaces, you are encouraged to think this through prior to arriving. Everyone's first color will be black; after printing your first color, we will clean the presses and print second colors. In the interest of time, we will need to collaboratively decide on which colors to use, so come prepared with multiple possible colors.
Your second color can be a title, one of your lines, or can employ the use of some lead printer's ornaments (which will be provided). If you are very ambitious or have prior experience, you can carve a linoleum block to illustrate your passage, but this is absolutely not required.
After we finish printing the second color, we will also practice trimming down our pieces on the guillotine (stack cutter). Our press sheets (the paper we print on) will be 8.5 x 11, but your finished piece can be any size as long as it is smaller than 8.5 x 11. You should consider final size when planning the layout of your piece and typesetting in the morning.
Looking forward to helping you move along your letterpress journey!
Fee: $165, includes materials.
Saturday, December 14 from 10 am to 4 pm
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.
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