Letterpress handouts

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In the letterpress section of the program, all students will have the opporunity for a brief flirtation with metal type and printing.

Those who are taken with the process can pursue 1-2 projects in the studio. Some additional short tasks and readings will be assigned to help students gather basic skills and knowledge necessary for a rich engagment with the art of printing type.

Below are some interesting links that might give you some impression of what letterpress is all about.

Wood Type
Scripps College

Briar Press
Book Arts Web


Letterpress Intro (pdf)

photos by Myrna Keliher