What if you could deconstruct letterforms and see them not just as the makings of words, but as reusable, modular objects? David Wolske does just that, by harnessing the power of ultra-precise makeready to create expressive, abstract letterpress prints.
In this online workshop, you’ll learn the secrets behind David Wolske’s pioneering isotype printing technique. By using careful masking and makeready, he’ll demonstrate how to isolate and layer abstract elements of letterforms, hence the term, “isotype.” Lovers of typography will swoon. After two hours, you too will know how to magically deconstruct letterforms without harming your antique wood type. In an interactive demonstration, David will discuss:
This workshop consists of a live demonstration and interactive Q&A, with no advance preparation or supplies necessary to participate.
This class is for anyone who would like to investigate the potential of non-traditional approaches to letterpress printing with wood type.
All of PiP’s online classes are live and unrecorded — we find it’s a lot more fun and interactive this way. They are closed captioned using Zoom’s Live Transcription feature; to make the most of this tool, update to the most recent version of Zoom.
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