WCC 200A The Power of print

FALL 2017

This course explores the history and practice of printmaking as a tool for communicating new ideas across time and space, cultures and nations. From early Chinese writing and art, to Gutenberg's invention of movable type, to today’s activist writers and artists, the ability to reproduce and share printed information has been instrumental in forming communities, movements and even revolutions. This course will examine the power of the print and challenge students to create their own printed messages for the masses through a community engagement project. Students will learn basic typography, how to set movable type by hand and how to print broadsides on a Vandercook letterpress. 

GALLERY

TYPE SPECIMENS

C & P PILOT INSTRUCTIONS

VANDERCOOK INSTRUCTIONS


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