Category: Letterpress Today

Chicago Letterpress Maintenance Workshop

Chicago Letterpress Maintenance Workshop

Midwest Vandercook and letterpress enthusiasts should check this out!

Instructor: Paul Moxon

This is an essential workshop for serious letterpress printer/artists with the top expert in the field. Paul Moxon is a studio letterpress printer, itinerant teacher and author of Vandercook Presses: Maintenance, History and Resources. He is also website editor-in-chief for the American Printing History Association, a recent Newberry Fellow, and a former Rare Book School Fellow.

This two-day workshop is a lecture/demo developed for artist/printers to guide them in the proper care and adjustment of Vandercook presses. This information is applicable to other brands such as Asbern, Challenge, and Reprex. Participants need not be mechanically inclined, but should have some familiarity with proof presses, and may handle tools and press parts.

When: Thursday, June 2nd and Friday, June 3rd, 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M

Where: The Center for Book, Paper, and Print
1104 S. Wabash Ave, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60605

How Much: $275 (Current MFA Students: $150; Alumni: $200)
$25.00 Deposit to hold your place

REGISTER: 312.369.6864


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Letterpress Goes Folk

Letterpress Goes Folk

Okay, sure, letterpress probably already fell into some version of the “folk” genre, but Gillian Welch has made it official again on Tuesday when she released her new album, The Harrow & The Harvest. The beautiful cover illustration by John Dyer Baizley was letterpress printed at Aardvark Letterpress in California.

Taking it one step further, Gillian is inviting fans to stain the cd cover themselves with coffee.  Awesome.

I just ordered my copy.

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