[GBW] Letterpress Gig Poster Workshop

SE Guild of Book Workers southeastguild at gmail.com
Fri Dec 13 14:00:50 EST 2013

The Southeast Guild of Bookworkers is pleased to be partnering with the
Atlanta Printmakers Studio to offer you new, exciting workshops! First up:
Letterpress Gig Posters with Jessica Peterson in January. Check out all the
details below and sign up today!

*The Letterpress Gig Poster Workshop*

Instructor: Jessica Peterson
Location: Atlanta Printmakers Studio

Saturday & Sunday, January 18 & 19, 2014

Time: 10:00-4:00 pm

Back in 1830, before Facebook, computers and inkjet printers, one of the
only ways to announce a public event was through a letterpress printed
broadside (more popularly known today as a gig poster). In this workshop,
each participant will design and print an editioned poster announcing an
event of their choice. Learn the basics of designing typography with wood
and metal type, and how to harness design factors specific to letterpress
including transparency, metallic inks, and the layering of text, image and
texture. Then, learn how to expertly print handset type using Vandercook
printing presses, mightiest of all cylinder presses. The class will also
explore the visual history of the broadside/gig-poster over the last 150
years. This workshop is brought to you via a collaboration between Atlanta
Printmakers Studio and the Southeast Guild of Bookworkers. The member
discount is available to members of either organization.

*Jessica Peterson is a letterpress printer and teacher. Her award-winning
artists’ books are collected by special collections libraries around the
country, including at Yale University, Emory University, Duke University
and UCLA. She is the proprietor of The Southern Letterpress, a printshop in
Northport Alabama and is an instructor of book arts and let­ter­press at
The Uni­ver­sity of Alabama. Her creative work has been recognized by The
Windgate Foundation and The College Book Art Association. She is the
recipient of the 2014 individual artists grant from the Alabama State
Council of the Arts and is a featured demonstrating artist at the 2013
Kentuck Festival of the Arts.*

To register for this class or for any questions, please contact Suzanne
ssawyer at atlantaprintmakersstudio.org

Southeast Chapter Committee
southeastguild at gmail.com http://segbwnews.blogspot.com/
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