Daredevil Devices :: Revolving Text & Image

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$ 300.00

September 19th, 2020 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Jessica Spring
  • Workshop Type: Printing
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: September 19th, 2020 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: September 20th, 2020 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 2

With the aid of circular and angle quads, tools from art supply and hardware stores, and daredevil furniture (laser-cut furniture designed to compose type in circles, curves, and angles) we’ll explore two engaging historic structures that amuse and inform. This workshop will be challenging both in terms of content and composition, as participants are encouraged to consider the play of revolving word and image. An exchange of daredevil devices will complete this workshop. 

*This workshop is appropriate for those with some letterpress printing experience.

This workshop is made possible by a generous grant from the Windgate Foundation.

Thanks to this grant, we will be able to offer two (2) full need-based scholarships for this workshop. To apply for one of these scholarships, please follow this link. Please note due dates and award announcement dates.

Students already enrolled in these workshops are also encouraged to apply and will be reimbursed if awarded a scholarship.


Materials to Bring: Optional and available at SFCB for student use during workshop: utility knife, ruler, pencil, apron, gloves for cleaning.

Workshop Fee (includes $27 materials fee): $300.00

Date & Time: Saturday & Sunday, September 19 & 20, 2020 :: 9"30am-5:30pm

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

Note: Please read over 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 | Jessica Spring

Jessica Spring began her interest in typesetting and printing as a phototypesetter in the 1980s. Her introduction to letterpress printing paralleled the birth of desktop publishing: an exciting time to explore graphic arts. She has been a letterpress printer ever since, most recently inventing Daredevil Furniture to help other printers set type in circles, curves and angles. Her work at Springtide Press—artist books, broadsides and ephemera where typography plays a central role—is included in collections around the country and abroad. She also collaborates on the Dead Feminists broadside series with illustrator Chandler O’Leary since they began in 2008. Their award-winning book, Dead Feminists: Historic Heroines in Living Color is available from Sasquatch Books. Spring has an MFA from Columbia College Chicago and teaches letterpress printing and book arts at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington.

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