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About the Workshop

This workshop introduces the art and craft of letterpress printing of experimental broadsides and mono-print posters. Using handset wood and metal type, along with other relief printing elements, students will design and hand print broadside/poster projects as unique prints and in very small editions on the Vandercook proofing press. The workshop will consist of technical demonstrations on setting type, inking and multiple color layer letterpress printing, various simple image-printing processes, such as pressure printing, monotype, low-relief and carved relief blocks, and “type as image” approaches. Both abstract and short text based projects can be produced. It will include lectures on historic and contemporary letterpress poster design. Group and individual critiques and discussions will provide student feedback. To allow adequate press time for all, this workshop is limited to 8 participants.

About Jim Lee

Jim Lee has taught printmaking, drawing, and book arts at the Hartford Art School since 1982. His landscape color woodcut prints, tinged with symbolic overtones, develop from his drawings. He also produces hand-printed, letterpress books through Blue Moon Press, his private press. His exhibitions include: Recent Acquisitions of Artists’ Books, Metropolitan Museum of Art; New American Woodcuts, Galerie Im Hollental, Buchenbach, Germany; Qijang International Print Festival, Chongqing, China; International Biennial Print Exhibition, Taiwan; Rare Books of the Future, Center for Book Arts, NY; Boston Printmakers; North American Biennial. Jim Lee’s work is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Portrait Gallery, Getty Art Center, Art Institute of Chicago and in college/university special collections, including Columbia, Yale, Harvard, and Arizona State universities, and University of San Francisco.


July 30-August 5, 2017

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