Artists Books on the Letterpress
Simple and elegant! A Pamphlet Binding is a concise entree into bookmaking. You will print and construct small editions of an 8-page (max) hardcover book. You will learn to handset type to print your favorite poems, quotes, or whatever text appeals to you. Then combine that with images using lino-block, collograph and other methods printed on the letterpress.
You will learn several basic variations of the pamphlet book format, plus sewing techniques and cover construction options. All printing will be completed by the end of the workshop. You may not finish binding your edition, but you will know how to do so at home.
A complete list of tools and materials will be sent upon registration. Bring:
- a bone folder
- exacto knife
- special paper you want to print on
- decorative paper or book cloth for a cover (some options will be provided for each of these)