10 am to 12 noon
The Newberry has been closely monitoring developments related to COVID-19. To enable visitors to practice social distancing now recommended by both the Center for Disease Control and the Chicago Department of Public Health, we have decided to postpone this program. Please visit www.newberry.org/covid19 for more information and for regular updates regarding Newberry operations.
In this hands-on printing workshop, we’ll use wood type from the permanent collection of the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum to produce A-Z specimen sheets you can customize with brayers, stencils, and your imagination.
No printing experience is necessary. We’ll provide aprons, but be sure to wear comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting ink on!
Jim Moran is Director of the Hamilton Wood Type Museum. He has studied and contributed to the art and craft of print for more than 35 years. He leads letterpress workshops, archives the collection, and maintains the museum on a daily basis.
Bill Moran is Artistic Director of the Hamilton Wood Type Museum and a third-generation letterpress printer and graphic designer. Bill also teaches printing history at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of Hamilton Wood Type, A History in Headlines.
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This program has been postponed. We hope to reschedule at a later date.