Students will learn the mechanics of the Vandercookpress and how to set type using metal and wood type from the Center’s extensive collection. We will cover several color impositions, paper choices, and the order of operations. We will see many examples of letterpress printed artwork and students will develop a project for the latter part of the week. Students will learn the basics of hand typesetting and explore the contemporary practice of letterpress printing. We will cover the essentials of good press work including inking, and impression and move on to discuss typefaces, paper, incorporating illustrations and adding color.
About the Instructor:
Roni Gross is a book artist whose work is in the collections of The Library of Congress, Harvard, Yale and many other public and private collections. She runs Z'roah Press which produces limited edition sculptural books. Her website is ronigross.com