Make Your Own Chapbook: Exporting Methods & Printing, with Faride Mereb

In this two-part follow-up workshop, artist Faride Mereb will teach students how to export and print their chapbooks from InDesign.

This is a two-part workshop:

Monday, May 18, 10am-12pm EST

Wednesday, May 20, 10am-12pm EST

This is a follow-up workshop to the mid-April class titled Make Your Own Chapbook: Digital Typesetting with Faride Mereb. Having taken the first workshop is not required, but recommended. If students did not take the first workshop, they will have to come to this workshop prepared with a completed poetry chapbook file made in InDesign.

Artist Faride Mereb will lead this two-part workshop in InDesign, where students will explore methods for exporting and printing their poetry chapbooks. The instructor will cover printing methods for two different binding structures: French fold and saddle stitch. Typesetting and the general layout of students’ chapbooks will be reviewed by the instructor beforehand.

This class will culminate in students sending their packaged files to the instructor for printing. The instructor will then ship a hard copy of the student’s chapbook to the student, if desired.

Students should have the following:

– a laptop or computer with InDesign

– InDesign file with what you have so far of your poetry chapbook

– paper (letter sized), pencil, measuring tape in cm and/or inches

– computer printer (optional)

About the Instructor:

Faride Mereb is an award-winning book designer, art director, researcher and editor. Originally from Venezuela, she is currently based in New York City and holds ongoing artistic collaborations in Latin America and Europe. She is the founder of Letra Muerta Press and continues to work with master printer Javier Aizpurua in Venezuela for his renowned press Ex Libris. She was exhibited at the Center for Book Arts in a 2020 Featured Artist Project titled The Private Life of Rag Dolls.

About the Center for Book Arts:

The Center for Book Arts promotes active explorations of both contemporary and traditional artistic practices related to the book as an art object. The Center seeks to facilitate communication between the book arts community and the larger spheres of contemporary visual and literary arts, while being a model organization locally, nationally, and internationally within the field. We achieve this through exhibitions, classes, public programming, literary presentations, opportunities for artists and writers, publications, and collecting.