Jobbing Platen Core 2 :: Power of the Broadside

$ 200.00

June 25th, 2017 10:00 AM

  • Instructor: Grendl Löfkvist
  • Workshop Extra: Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
  • Workshop Type: Printing
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: June 25th, 2017 10:00 AM
  • Workshop End: June 25th, 2017 6:00 PM
  • Sessions: 1
Build your letterpress skills: learn advanced justification, typesetting, and composition. Put it all together to print a broadside of your own design.

Jobbing Platen Certificate Program

Chandler and Price may have ceased production of presses in 1964, but these stalwart machines will carry on the work to be done for decades to come. In light of that, we are offering our Core Certificate Program on these “Jobbing Platen” presses for those who want to treadle while they print. The jobbing platen is a workhorse for edition printing; once the printer understands how it responds, it faithfully and efficiently moves through the work. Students who finish the four core classes are qualified to rent press time as well as move on to more advanced classes and techniques.  Click here to learn more about the Core Certification Program and find out how you can get a discount on all your classes.


Jobbing Platen Core 2 :: Power of the Broadside

Build your letterpress skills: learn advanced justification, typesetting, and composition. Put it all together to print a broadside of your own design.

Competencies Gained:

  • Builds on skills from Core 1

  • Knowledge:

    • How composition, justification and registration combine on press

  • Skills:

    • Basic letterpress design

    • Composition of a tight line

    • Line justification

    • Making a line cut work with type

    • Locking up a form in a chase

    • Case memorization for speed in composition and distribution

    • Proficiency in using the composing stick

  • Equipment:

    • Increased familiarity with the jobbing platen press

      All paper for SFCB's Core Certificate Program projects has been generously provided by Mohawk.


Materials to Bring: None

Prerequisite: Jobbing Platen Core 1 :: Experience Letterpress

Workshop + Materials Fee: $200.00 

Date & Time: Sunday, June 25, 2017 :: 10am-6pm

Location: This workshop will take place at 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Note: Please read the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE 3 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START DATE OF THIS WORKSHOP.


About the Instructor | Grendl Löfkvist

Grendl Löfkvist is an instructor in the Visual Media Design Department at City College of San Francisco, where she teaches the history of graphic design, book arts, calligraphy, and letterpress printing. She also offers a variety of courses here at the San Francisco Center for the Book, including Blackletter calligraphy, letterpress printing, and linoleum block printmaking. She is also a core instructor at Type@CooperWest(link sends e-mail), the West Coast iteration of New York's Cooper Union whose focus is on lettering and type design.
 
Grendl was a press operator for 13 years at Inkworks Press in Berkeley, a collectively owned, politically progressive offset printing company that just recently closed its doors. She does letterpress and printmaking work under the imprints of Red Star Media/Design and Cloven Hoof Press, and she is currently the President of the American Printing History Association's Northern California Chapter.
Her interests include the study of printing as a subversive “Black Art,” and she is always on the lookout for bizarre, unusual, or macabre print and type lore.


Past Student Reviews

“Grendl was great. I enjoyed her lectures on history and background information."

“I enjoyed everything. Grendl is an excellent instructor. Her explanation was easy to follow and to understand."

“Grendl is a spectacular teacher - clear, extremely knowledgeable, knows just when to provide help and when to let you figure it out yourself.  She was encouraging of our creativity and happy to answer all our questions.”


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375 RHODE ISLAND ST
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States