Design for Letterpress

$ 155.00

May 6th, 2017 10:00 AM

  • Instructor: Lars Kim
  • Workshop Type: Printing
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: May 6th, 2017 10:00 AM
  • Workshop End: May 6th, 2017 3:00 PM
  • Sessions: 1
As one might imagine, designing for letterpress is different from design for web and other print processes. We’ll dive into Go beyond just optimal digital design techniques with this in-depth workshop that teaches best practices techniques that will help improve and refine your skills to achieve the letterpress look you desire.

Our popular Polymer Core 1 :: Digital Design for Letterpress introduces the concepts of designing projects for letterpress, given its unique set of print parameters. Jump into the nitty-gritty of planning and production with a review of digital design and layout programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, as well as an introduction to typography. The difference between digital and analog design will also be discussed. There will also be hands-on demonstrations on press allowing students to see the process from design to pulling prints. While letterpress is the focus of this workshop, the instructor will also discuss and provide examples of other printing techniques such as foil stamping and screen printing to provide a thorough understanding of the advantages and limitations of each medium. Students will leave with a set of samples to use as reference points for future projects. 

Materials to Bring: Optional: Laptop with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and/or InDesign

Workshop + Materials Fee: $155.00

Date & Time: Saturday, May 6, 2017 :: 10am-3pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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About the Instructor | Lars Kim

Lars Kim is a designer and letterpress printer living in San Francisco. After several years in architecture and new media, she unexpectedly stumbled upon a Heidelberg Windmill and rediscovered the tactile beauty of letterpress. Since then, she has deepened her passion for typography as well as the technical aspects of print and bookbinding, working on a wide range of commercial and private projects. She happily continues to sling pixels and ink at Logos Graphics and her freelance practice, Solsken Design.

Past Student Reviews:

“Lars' teaching style is fantastic. I learned so much in such a short time.”

“The instructor was great; Lars is exceptionally knowledgeable and personable.”

“I feel like this workshop is essential for any letterpress printer. There are so many elements that come into play when designing for letterpress, whether analog or digital and Lars covered them all!"


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SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States