Single Sheet Letterpress Books

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$ 180.00

January 26th, 2020 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Lisa Rappoport
  • Workshop Type: Printing
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: January 26th, 2020 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: January 26th, 2020 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

There are many variations on the single-page folded book, aka the maze book. The structure taught in this workshop is intriguing because it appears to be a standard codex; but, when unfolded, it is revealed to be a single page, with a center cut. The content can be images, text, or a mixture of the two. Learn how to use a book dummy to arrive at the correct imposition of type and/or images. Work collaboratively to design a book while you practice typesetting and printing on the Vandercook proof press. The day will finish with folding the books and exchanging with fellow students. Everyone takes home 10 copies.    

Materials to Bring: Optional: text of up to 20 words to print inside your book.

Workshop Fee (includes $15 materials fee): $180.00

Date & Time: Sunday, January 26, 2020 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

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

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About the Instructor | Lisa Rappoport

Lisa Rappoport publishes poetry broadsides and artist’s books under the imprint Littoral Press. Since 1998 she has produced a series of broadsides by the poets who teach at the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley workshops; she has also printed poetry broadsides for Lawrence Ferlinghetti and City Lights Books, W.S. Merwin, and many others (last but not least, the Poets Pulling Prints series of the SFCB). Her poetry has appeared in Caesura, Five Fingers ReviewLiteral Latte, the anthology Pluto: New Horizons for a Lost Horizon, and elsewhere. She is the winner of the 1998 Icarus Poetry Competition and the recipient of a poetry residency at Centrum. Lisa has taught at the New College in San Francisco, at Kala Art Institute, and in her own studio. Her work has been displayed nationally and is in collections throughout the U.S.  You can visit her website at

Past Student Reviews:

 [What did you find most valuable about this workshop?] “Lisa's knowledge and style of teaching.”

“Lisa was very knowledgeable and had a relaxed, yet attentive teaching style.”

“Lisa gave us clear, concise direction while encouraging creativity.”

$ 180.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States