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Monday, April 29 • 9:00am - 1:00pm
Hands-on Letterpress Broadside Printing Workshop at Archetype Press

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Instructor: Gloria Kondrup, Professor and Director, Archetype Press, Art Center College of Design

Plan to get hands-on in this participatory workshop where you will print a broadside and be exposed to the cultural history and heritage of typography and print culture.

Archetype Press, a unique resource for the college and the community, is Art Center’s letterpress printing facility. Archetype Press was created in 1989 by former director Vance Studley and offers students an opportunity to learn and practice what has become a rarity: setting type and printing by hand.

Archetype’s collection of rare American and European metal foundry type, wood type and ornaments—originally belonging to Vern Simpson’s legendary typesetting shop in Hollywood—is the largest in California, and one of the largest of any design school in the country. The extensive metal and wood type collection resides in 2,500 antique wooden drawers. Students learn to set and print type on an impressive set of printing presses: nine Vandercook proof presses, a Chandler & Price platen press, and a Heidelberg Windmill press.

Maximum Participants: 18

Fee:  $50

Address: Art Center College of Design (South Campus) - 950 South Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA, 91105. South Campus is 1.2 miles from the Sheraton Hotel. [map]

Transportation: Attendees are responsible for their own transportation to/from the workshop location, which is 1.2 miles from the Sheraton hotel. Walking and taxis are both viable options. Walkers should meet in the Sheraton lobby at 8:15 a.m. for departure shortly thereafter. For more information, including maps, registered attendees should refer to the detailed instructions that were provided via email. Note: If you plan to drive yourself to/from Art Center College of Design South Campus please contact Cathy Billings cbillings@ci.glendale.ca.us. If questions, please ask at Registration/Hospitality Desk.


Monday April 29, 2013 9:00am - 1:00pm
Art Center College of Design - South Campus 950 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA, 91105

Attendees (10)