Saturday, January 12, 2013

Letterpress workshop

Years ago, Aaron got me a gift certificate for a letterpress workshop at Genesee Center for Arts and Education. Today we finally went and took the workshop.

We got a brief history on letter press and then a walkthrough of the process. After spending a lot of time pouring over the different fonts and graphics we had our layout. We got to run the press and print several copies of what would be folded into a book.

I have a much better appreciation for what it takes to get a layout that has arrangement and spacing just how you want it.

Here is our finished 11x17 print.

I was excited to have a chance to use my Martha Stewart bone folder to fold the sheets into a little book.

Here is the finished book! I can't wait to take another workshop or class!

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