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The late nineteenth century witnessed an explosion in typographic styles alongside the growth of consumer products and the need to advertise them. Job printers explored creative ways to decorate their existing type through the use of “word ornaments” and other unique tools of letterpress printing. This virtual seminar will be hosted by Starshaped Press, the home of a large collection of these items documented and labeled with the help of the Newberry’s collections of type specimen books. A letterpress specimen print will be created as part of the presentation and participants will receive a copy of the resulting print.
One session. Registration – $40
Since 1999, Jennifer Farrell has operated Starshaped Press, with a focus on designing and letterpress printing custom commissions and limited edition prints and books. Studio work is focused on preserving the craft by printing with antique metal and wood type.
There are no required materials for this seminar.
There is no required reading for this seminar.
Registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Wednesday, May 19th. Newberry Associates members at the Literati level and above will have access to early registration beginning May 12th at 10am. Learn more about membership benefits and becoming a Newberry Associate.
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We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.