We are extremely excited to announce that the Counter Press will start ‘Lost Words’, a series of printing workshops this April at the Type Archive.
You might have come across these beautiful new prints fluttering in from East London. Well, that is where the Counter Press is bringing a fresh face to letterpress and creating extraordinary contemporary prints. It might appear easy at first sight because Elizabeth and David know exactly how to trick your eyes in letting you believe that this is the only way letters can possibly fall on the page. However, as there are many more skills to acquire, they are willing to share their knowledge and techniques with you in a two day workshop in our inspiring buildings.
Since the Type Archive is home to the National Typefounding Collection and pretty much the whole Monotype typesetting and printing history, this environment will certainly inspire you to get your hands inky in our marvellous printing workshop. After letting you tour through some of our hidden treasures, the workshop will introduce you to the basics of wood and metal type setting and letterpress. You will use some of the Type Archive’s collection in order to produce your own limited edition poster that will be printed on the Vandercook precision proofing press.
So, if that gets you excited to get your hands on typesetting and letterpress, you should not miss this opportunity. No previous experience is required, just a curious mind about typography, language and letters.
The course will run over two days on Friday and Saturday, the 29th and 30th April 2016 from 10-5pm. There are only six places available at £300 each, all materials will be supplied, and can be booked at here.
To see the beautiful prints from The Counter Press visit: www.thecounterpress.co.uk