Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Winter Term 2013

Another productive and instructing Winter Term in letterpress printing was held in January 2013.

Ten students had the opportunity to form a new relationship with paper, typography, design, and the painstaking process of printing using moveable type.

Once again, we employed the services of Bob Keleman, who teaches letterpress printing and graphic design for Kent State University and the Cleveland Institute of Art.

The class also visited the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory in Cleveland and Madison Press in Lakewood.

A new opportunity to make our own wood type using a pantograph machine came with a visit from Scott Moore

Students selected templates and cut their own pieces of wood type to keep.

This year's final project was a collaboration with Oberlin College Press and poet, Mary Ann Samyn, to interpret one of her poems as a broadside.  We also made broadsides for faculty member, Nick Jones, who is translating the poetry of Giovanni Battista Guarina, a 16th century Italian poet.

Sarah Jick

Yvette Chen

Una Creedon-Carey

1 comment:

  1. Dad would be over-joyed, delighted to see so many creative students gathered around the little press he used during his entire life; first publishing his own newspaper, then projects with his children, annual Christmas cards (14+years), creation after creation in his backyard print shop. Wonderful creations Oberlin students crafted! Best wishes, Gus Brunsman