Vandercook Letterpress Hands-on Workshop A workshop on traditional letterpress poster printing. Students will spend the morning learning the basics of setting type and preparing Pete, our 1961 Vandercook SP-15 cylinder press. After lunch, spend the afternoon printing beautiful posters using antique wood type, then finishing up the day with cleaning the press and resorting type into the cases.
Don Starr has an MFA in Integrated Design from the University of Baltimore and a BS in Advertising Design from the University of Maryland, College Park. Due to his rediscovery of traditional graphic arts —and collecting literally tons of metal type and presses—Don founded Glyph, a letterpress/screen printing/graphic design studio in Havre de Grace, Maryland, where he continues exploring the techniques in both artistic and commercial applications. He is President of the American Printing History Association, Chesapeake Chapter, and his collaborative letterpress work with Lead Graffiti’s Tour de Lead Graffiti is included the collections of The British Library and The Library of Congress, among others.
Vandercook SP-15 Press Wood type Gloves Aprons Paper Ink Instruction
Workshop will be held in our design studio in a historic Mid-Century building, utilizing antique wood and metal type on a rare 1961 Vandercook SP-15 cylinder press. Studio is located on a beautiful tree-lined avenue, just a few blocks away from delicious restaurants and confectionary treats!
Minimum age of 16 is required to register for the workshop. Metal type and equipment has some lead content which is a concern for younger children.
Hands-on Letterpress Printing Workshop