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The Book Arts Program presents

Non-Credit Letterpress

Tuesdays, May 13 through July 1
5PM – 8PM
Book Arts Studio, Level 4
J. Willard Marriott Library
Workshop fee: $280 Materials fee: $60

This gem of a workshop introduces the fundamentals of letterpress, from paper selection and cutting to mixing ink and printing. Practicing a variety of techniques and using an array of media – miraculous moveable type, dazzling zinc cuts, luscious linoleum blocks, and precious pressure prints, among others – participants design and produce several projects with the jewels of the Book Arts Studio: its flatbed cylinder and clamshell platen presses.

Instructor Claire Taylor is the Studio Manager at the Book Arts Program. She received a BFA from the University of Utah in printmaking in 2007. Working mainly in letterpress and drawn media, she exhibits nationally.

Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

The Rare Books Division supports the Book Arts Program with its collections.

Rebecca Chamlee Keeley
Los Angeles: R.C. Keeley, 1988
N7433.4 K434 V35 1988

Trapazoidal pages in which the top edge has been trimmed on an angle. Accordion structure bound in cloth covered boards. From the colophon: “The text was composed in Spartan, Futura and Baskerville types by Bell Type and Rule Co., printed on Roma paper, written, designed and bound by me. The zinc cuts were colored by a letterpress method invented by Dikko Faust of Purgatory Pie Press.” Edition of twenty-five copies. University of Utah copy is no. 25, signed by the author.

Phosphorescent Face Highlighter
Sarah Nicholls
New York City: S. Nicholls, 2010
N7433.4 N525 P46 2010

From insert: “Letterpress printed from handset type and linoleum blocks at the Center for Book Arts in NYC.” Edition of forty-five copies. University of Utah copy is no. 10, initialed by the author.

The Topography of Home
Macy Chadwick
Oakland, CA: In Cahoots Press, 2009
N7433.4 C414 T68 2009

Pages attached to a concertina with most pages having a circular silk tissue window so that the preceding and following pages show through. From the colophon: “[W]ritten designed and [letterpress] printed by Macy Chadwick…Printed with pressure prints and polymer plates on Mohawk [sic] Superfine and French’s Extra Blue Butcher paper…Window images hand-stenciled on Silk Tissue.” Edition of fifty copies, numbered and signed by the author/artist. University of Utah copy is no. 26.