Letterpress Notebooks

$ 130.00

January 30th, 2018 6:30 PM

  • Instructor: Lara Durback
  • Workshop Type: Printing
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: January 30th, 2018 6:30 PM
  • Workshop End: January 31st, 2018 9:30 PM
  • Sessions: 2

There is nothing better than a good notebook! Print a few sturdy covers on the Cylinder Press using wood and metal type. Learn what types of found materials work well when printing on the Cylinder Press or assembling a notebook at home. Discover how to create a quick assembly line with friends to bind a few notebooks quickly. Students will go home with three or more completed pamphlet-stitch notebooks as well as a few extra letterpress covers to make more notebooks later.

Materials to Bring: Optional: paper that could make a good notebook cover.

Workshop Fee (includes $10 materials fee): $130.00

Date & Time: Tuesday & Wednesday, January 30 & 31, 2018 :: 6:30-9:30pm

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

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


About the Instructor | Lara Durback

Lara Durback teaches letterpress classes that integrate the use of foraged materials at the San Francisco Center for the Book. She has worked as the Studio Director of the Book Art Studio at Mills College. She especially enjoys fixing Vandercooks. Lara taught a letterpress course at Naropa University's Summer Writing Program, and gave a talk on printing at SFMOMA's Shop Talk series. You can see her printing and/or writing work in Bombay Gin, the UK journal Hi Zero, and The Artist's Book Yearbook 2012-13, & Tripwire. She printed a lot of strange letterpress zines under the imprint NoNo Press. Her book, A Lizard, a Smashed Safe, and a Pillow (Encountered on a Walk in Oakland), was released by Publication Studio Oakland in 2016. (http://publicationstudio.cloud/a-lizard).

Past Student Reviews:

 “Lara was great! She's very knowledgeable about the equipment, process and the industry and answered all of the questions we asked her. I had a lot of fun learning from her and I'm excited for the next class!”

“Lara really knows her stuff. It was great hearing her insights and learning from her.”

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