Until recently, the importance of the letterpress as a typographical learning tool has often been overlooked yet the process is currently enjoying a revival. This is your chance to attend a focused course delivered in one of the best letterpress workshops in the UK, with a large range of metal and wood letter type...
Taught by: James Edgar.
Until recently, the importance of the letterpress as a typographical learning tool has often been overlooked yet the process is currently enjoying a revival. This is your chance to attend a focused course delivered in one of the best letterpress workshops in the UK, with a large range of metal and wood letter type. We'll cover the core basics of letterpress printmaking and typography, so you'll gain a sound knowledge of these specialist areas. By exploring the use of type through the physicality of the letterpress process, you'll quickly get to grips with this sometimes daunting subject area.
You'll develop enhanced letterpress and typographical knowledge and skills, useful in professional art and design environments. You'll leave the course with a selection of printed typographic pieces for your portfolio.
Who Should Attend
Everyone from absolute beginners to advanced typographers including those wanting to learn about the process of letterpress printmaking, its relationship with typography, and how to communicate with type.
All levels welcome
James Edgar is a creative practitioner teaching, exhibiting, making and thinking within the subjects of contemporary art, design and publishing. He initially trained as a Graphic Artist, and worked in the commercial publishing, design and print sector.
Edgar’s current practice and research examines the status quo between function and form, what art, design, whatever is /can be. He explores the permeable boundaries of these apparent separations and questions contexts of contemporary creative practice, interrogating material, image, form and function. This practice and research is realised as: Director of Camberwell Press, one half of contemporary art collaborative duo Edgar-Walker, Co–Director of Assembly Point and a tutor at the University of the Arts, London.
Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:
- Notebook and Pen
- An apron
- Sensible protective shoes