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2014-2015 Course Catalog 
    
2014-2015 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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66-3426 Letterpress Studio


Letterpress is the original broadcast medium: printing from movable type is a technological innovation that has had huge, far-reaching effects. Only a tiny percent of commercial printing is done using hand-set metal type anymore, but the entire discipline of typography was invented by the technological innovation of letterpress printing, and all the terms of typography have their genesis in metal, movable type. This class focuses on learning the printing techniques used in letterpress, understanding how the fundamental concepts in typography have their origins in metal type, and as opportunity to create a series of projects informed by these ideas and techniques. Students will learn letterpress printing through a series of demonstrations and studio projects.

3 Credits



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