May 20, 2013

Letterpress poster

I took my first letterpress class at San Francisco Center for the Book last week — fun stuff. At the beginning of class, everyone in the class listed something they wanted to be reminded of, and we chose four of the reminders to set into a poster using vintage wooden type on a Vandercook 4 proofing press. We had to make some adjustments to our original plan to fit things in and work with the number of A’s we had available, but that’s part of the charm of working with real type rather than digitally. As someone who does a lot of design on the computer, often trying to make things that look like old type and posters, it was really fun to work with the actual thing.