March 9 | Letterpress Immersive: Broadside on Vandercook (8 Weeks)

The poster (broadside) has a rich heritage in culture, design, and art. This class will teach students how to typeset and print medium-to-large format posters using the Vandercook press.

In this 8-week immersive letterpress course, students will develop contemporary interpretations of the layout structures and technologies in wood and metal type, and graphic vocabularies of the poster format.

The class will also delve into incorporating images in the letterpress printing process using digitally-based photopolymers, pressure printing using stencils, and deductive wood/lino printing process. Students will walk away with various projects to demonstrate what they learned on typesetting, registration, and alignment of text and images.