Why you should take this class
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.
What you’ll learn
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:
- Isotype printing techniques
- Lockup tips for methodical experimentation and quick adjustments
- Hand-inking techniques for printing with wood type
- Working with transparent inks
- Using a circular chase
This workshop consists of a live demonstration and interactive Q&A, with no advance preparation or supplies necessary to participate.
Who should take this class?
This class is for anyone who would like to investigate the potential of non-traditional approaches to letterpress printing with wood type.
Will this class be recorded?
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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