Get the best results from new and old metal type in this two day Ornamental Letterpress workshop coming up on April 16 & 17 with Jennifer Farrell of Starshaped Press!
Explore the tradition of using ornaments to create larger pictorial images and letterforms. Participants will create images ranging from simple one color pieces to more intricate, multi-colored prints, based on ability. Common problems in hand composition will be addressed, as well as type that presents aesthetic challenges to work through. While this is not a beginning letterpress class, no prior letterpress experience is required.
Jennifer Farrell bio:
Jennifer Farrell began Starshaped Press in the summer of 1999, after working for the venerable Fireproof Press for a number of years. She has a background in design and typography, and has been running the studio full time since 2001.