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No Stress Letterpress

  • Design Center, Type Shop 20 N Main St Providence, RI, 02903 United States (map)

This Quickie will be taught by both Jonathan Rinker and Timothy Plummer, juniors in Graphic Design.

The class will begin with an explanation of letterpress, important terms and tools, and basic safety. Instructors will then demo a simple type lockup.

Each student will then typeset a word and add it to the lockup, allowing everyone to engage with the typesetting process. The class will then take the collaborative lockup to the press, where instructors will explain inking and printing. Each student will then have a chance to make their own print.

The class will finish with a demonstration of proper cleanup procedure. After a few hours of drying, each student can take home his or her individual print.

Students who attend this Quickie are NOT authorized to use the Type Shop after the Quickie ends, unless they have been trained in the appropriate class. This class is meant to serve as an inspiration, not a certification.

Earlier Event: January 24
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Later Event: January 24
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