Typesetting Poster Letterpress Workshop

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A couple of weeks ago, I got the chance to attend a Typesetting Letterpress Poster Workshop at We are 1976.

It was wonderful to have one-on-one time with Vynsie, learning how the press works and all the little intricacies of the type.

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What I ended up making was a series of 21 posters using blue and yellow ink. The lettering was a simple phrase that I hold attachment to (and happens to be the title of this blog): Live Simply. Love Simply.

While the press felt a little clunky at first, I really got into it as I was inking the type. It was fun to see all the different experiments you could do with the colors to create different textures.

This was my first experience in typesetting but I’m looking forward to more at the San Francisco Center for the Book!

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