I don’t have to tell you, dear reader of the Center for Book Arts blog,- with your collections of fine paper and your libraries of limited edition chapbooks and broadsides- the importance of letterpress.
So tell me, haven’t you enrolled in the Contemporary Letterpress Spring course yet?
This course has it all: an introduction to hand typesetting, and (here comes the contemporary part) translating digital images into photopolymer plates. What does this mean? It means this class will teach you how to letterpress print almost anything your clever mind can imagine.
But, you might say, I am mostly a book maker and I just invested in a fancy shmancy digital printer that can print everything in incredible, precise detail.
Can it print a book that can you buy generic provigil doubles as a beer coaster?
Can it print on that dreamy, fibrous cotton paper you have hidden in your drawer?
Can it print an image so beautifully imprinted that it is almost sculptural and when you see it you long to run your fingers over every detail?
I didn’t think so.
While you are thinking it over, why not peruse our online store of broadsides and take in the possibilities of what an education in Letterpress could do for you.
Contemporary Letterpress Printing will be taught at the Center for Book Arts by the one and only Amber McMillan. The course runs every Tuesday night for ten weeks, starting May 14th. May 7th is the last day to enroll. Join me! Enroll now!
-Francesca Austin- Ochoa