Letterpress: An Introduction

Jun 8 - Aug 10
Thursday 6:00-9:00 PM 10 sessions
Thursday 6:00-9:00 PM 10 sessions
Dikko Faust, Typographer; letterpress printmaker; founder, Purgatory Pie Press
Letterpress is versatile and adaptable, and mixes easily with other printmaking processes. Through hand typesetting vintage metal and wood typefaces, students will gain a broader understanding of typography. Printing blocks and plates range from completely manual, hand-cut and collaged, to digital photopolymer plates. Accurate color registration is simple and easy. The image can range from hard edge to feathered and painterly, and the relief impression adds a third dimension. Operation and maintenance of different kinds of letterpress is included. Sessions begin with a demonstration followed by studio time to work on projects that range from type-based graphic designs to fine art limited editions. Previous printmaking experience is not required.
NOTE: This course is held on campus at SVA.
Course Number
3 CEUs