Join us at the print studio of the London Centre for Book Arts to Create your own letterpress poster using the Centre's collection of wood and metal type as well as new custom made laser cut ornaments.
Starting with a look through some examples of letterpress printed posters, workshop participants will then have an introduction to the composing room, and will be introduced to the Vandercook, FAG and Stephenson Blake presses. Participants will learn hand typesetting, how to lock up your work into a forme, how to set up the press, and a variety of different traditional and contemporary inking and compositional techniques available to poster artists.
During this day-long workshops, participants will be guided to compose, proof and print an edition of 10, two colour A3 letterpress posters.
All tools and materials provided. Come prepared with a few ideas or phrases/slogans for a poster design.
This workshop is perfect for people with no prior experience to learn how to prepare work, and print on a press from start to finish.
Sunday 6 November 2016
11am – 6pm
Instructors: Mark Pavey
£85 (10% discount for Friends of LCBA & current students. There will be an option to become a Friend of LCBA at checkout)
Mark Pavey is a designer, printmaker and educator based in London.
Cancellation policy: If you are unable to make a class, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can re-list it. We're sorry, but workshop bookings cannot be cancelled or postponed after five days before the class.
Membership & Studio Passes: We offer open-access to the LCBA studio to Members and Studio Pass holders. Studio access is a great way for people, who have completed workshops at LCBA, to work independently using the tools and machinery available at the LCBA studio. Find out more