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Introduction to Letterpress Printing | August 20–21, 2022, 10:00–16:00 | Språk: Norsk og Engelsk | Fee: 3000,- NOK

In this workshop participants will learn how to set metal type, carve a linoleum block, design a layout, and print their creation into a 1-page book. 

On the first day, we will work on getting familiar with the press and learning how to set type and printing type high materials. 

We will discuss possibilities within the structure we are working with, and explore its nuances and ways it can be expanded even further.

On the second day, we will carve and print a small linoleum block as the image to match the text printed on the first day. 

At the end of the class, participants will leave with a completely handmade book, and the knowledge to use the tools and equipment to make more.

Dette kurset gir deg en introduksjon til letterpress og du vil lære å sette tekst med løse blybokstaver, lage et bilde med linosnitt, samt utforme og trykke en ett-arks bok. 

Den første dagen vil du få en introduksjon til trykkpressene. Vi jobber deretter med å sette skrift samt se på ulike metoder og materialer som kan brukes til trykking. Vi jobber videre med å tenke på utforming av ett-arks boken og alle mulighetene som kommer med letterpress. 

På den andre dagen blir du introdusert til linosnitt og får mulighet til å skjære din egen trykkplate og trykke denne sammen med teksten som vi satt på den første dagen.

Når du er ferdig med kurset har du en egenprodusert håndlaget bok og kunnskap til å jobbe videre med letterpress.

About the Instructor

Radha Pandey is a papermaker and letterpress printer. She earned her MFA in Book Arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book where she was a recipient of the Iowa Arts Fellowship. She has learned European, Eastern and Indo-Islamic Papermaking techniques with Timothy Barrett and teaches book arts classes in India, Europe and the United States.
Her graduate thesis work- a hand-printed book of botanical anatomies titled Anatomia Botanica won the MICA Book Award at the Pyramid Atlantic Book Fair in 2014, and received an Honorable Mention at the 15th Carl Hertzog Award for Excellence in Book Design.
Her book Deep Time won the Joshua Heller Memorial Award at the Pyramid Atlantic Book Fair in 2018.

Her artists books are held in over 80 public and private collections internationally, including the Library of Congress and Yale University.
Currently, Radha is working on an artist book inspired by Mughal floral portraiture from the 17th century, and how it was impacted by colonialisation of plants. All the paper for the edition will be hand made in the traditional Indo-Islamic style.

Read more about Radha and her work here.

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