Letterpress Workshop with Relámpago

Photo credit: Valeria Giraldo

Event Info

This one-day in-person workshop takes place at Center for Book Arts on Friday, June 24, from 5–8pm.

  • Friday, June 24, 5:00–8:00 pm

Please Note: Registration for this workshop closes on Thursday, June 23 at 11:59pm.

About the Workshop:

This in-person class at Center for Book Arts is  taught by Valeria Giraldo and Andrés Fresneda of Proyecto Relámpago.

Throughout history, visual communication has been a fundamental tool for sharing ideas and creating community. Naturally, the reproduction of these goes hand in hand. In a context of social and political complexity such as Latin America, printed matter has been a tool of resistance that has created diverse and forceful visual imaginaries.

In this workshop we will review some of the strategies of intuitive design, reproduction and street intervention that have been developed in Latin America since the 1950s. After this we will carry out a in-person practical poster workshop. We will learn how to print letterpress using wooden type and ink. 

Presented in partnership with Printed Matter.

Required Materials:

All staff, artists, students, and guests are required to show proof of vaccination upon entering CBA and must wear a mask covering the nose and mouth at all times. If you have a medical or religious exemption, please email corina@centerforbookarts.org.

Required Materials:

  • All materials will be provided by CBA at no additional cost to the student

About Relámpago

Relámpago is a place where visual projects are conceived and produced. It is a team, a publishing house, an experimental printing press, an exhibition space, a design studio. At its heart there is a letterpress workshop which, through experimental practices, reconfigures patrimony and uses it to learn and unlearn the present. It is a platform where capricious projects are reviewed, deconstructed and reassembled. Relámpago believes in building networks and rebuilding community through craft and art.
Based in Bogotá, Colombia.


All images courtesy of the instructor. 

Class size is limited to ensure an optimal participant to Instructor ratio. Register now before spots fill up! Registration for this workshop closes on June 23 at 11:59pm. Participants are required to comply with CBA’s Covid-19 health and safety measures.

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