#2054 Building Ornamental Letterforms, March 13, with Jen Farrell
Learn how to create a unique letterform using metal and wood type ornaments! In this workshop, Jen will discuss the styles of letters that work best for the process and how to sketch ideas while keeping basic printer’s math in mind. The design of each ornament, including its positive and negative space, will be discussed so that participants can explore forms within their own collections. Symmetrical and more complicated asymmetrical letters will be covered, as well as tips for combining metal and wood ornaments to achieve the best results. We’ll talk about developing a critical design eye for building typographic forms and ornament collections that best suit each participant’s goals.
This class is a demonstration and discussion. There will be time for questions and each participant will receive a print made during the workshop.
This is an online class. Information about participating by zoom will be sent to all participants in advance. We will also collect your mailing address in order to mail your print following the workshop.
Building Ornamental Letterforms, Saturday, March 13 from 10 am to 12 noon (PST).
This is a Virtual Class, you will attend by zoom. The link to the class will be sent one day in advance.
About the Instructor | Jennifer Farrell, Starshaped Press
Since 1999, Jennifer Farrell has operated Starshaped Press in Chicago, with a focus on designing & printing everything from business cards to posters, as well as custom commissions, wholesale ephemera and limited edition prints & books. All work in the studio is created with metal and wood type, making Starshaped one of the few presses in the country producing commercial work while preserving antique type and related print materials. Jennifer’s work has been repeatedly recognized in books, magazines and design blogs, and has appeared in poster shows throughout the USA and Europe.
Work can be viewed at www.starshaped.com.
We want you to join the class by video, if possible, and participate. If you have a noisy household (dogs, partners, music lessons) we encourage you to mute your speaker so the instructor can be heard easily by everyone.