The Book Arts Workshop is offering this 7-week excursion into the early process of typesetting and printing a newspaper page.
This workshop will run for 7 consecutive Fridays, Jan. 24th - March 7th.
For over 250 years newspapers have been printed using metal type set by hand one character at a time. The Book Arts Workshop is offering this 7-week excursion into the early process of typesetting and printing a newspaper page. We will work as a group to organize, write, layout, set and print a sample newspaper page. Participants will have an opportunity to write a short article, essay, poem or commentary which he or she will compose in type to be added with other participant's compositions and printed in newspaper form. We will also study the typography of early and contemporary newspapers and the appropriate use of type and illustrations available in the Book Arts collection. At the end of the project we will visit the Valley News in West Lebanon, New Hampshire, to see the production of a modern newspaper.
Class size is limited to 7 participants. No previous experience in letterpress is necessary. There is no charge and materials are provided. Please bring a short article, essay or poem to be printed in the newspaper page. Class will meet Fridays, 3:30 to 6:00, beginning January 24.
Instrutor: Bob Metzler
Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.