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  • Gerald Lange
    The First European Monotype University, Geneva, Swiss, 14-20 juni 2004 As been done before at the other side of the Atlantic, the First European Monotype
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      The First European Monotype University, Geneva, Swiss, 14-20 juni 2004

      As been done before at the other side of the Atlantic, the First
      European Monotype University will be held this year in Geneva. 14-18 June.

      Our students will have the opportunity to acquire all skills and
      knowlegde about Monotype & casting type. This course is meant for all
      people passionate on Monotype, professionals and amateurs.

      On 19-20 June a touristic tour in and around Geneva will be organized.
      We will visit : the Foundation Bodmer, The University Library,
      Ecomusée Voltaire, Espace Rousseau, Imprimerie des Arts.

      Organization: Association Format typographique (Orléans), Convention
      typographique (Paris); Association pour le Patrimoine Industriel,
      Association Lettres et Images (Genève).

      There is no registration fee or charge for signing up to the course.
      All meals are provided free of charge by the University. Lodgings and
      transport expenses to be covered by the student visitors to the
      University, who will need to take care of their own travel and
      accommodation arrangements.

      The program will be set up by participant proposal, the following
      subjects are already planed:
      € introduction and presentation of the IMMP project.
      € mould knowledge and preservation.
      € Dismantling and re-assemble a Monotype-composition-caster.
      € Dismatling and re-assembling the Monotype keyboard.
      € casting on the casters, maintenance and trouble shooting.
      € preservation machines .
      € computer controlled casting and keyboarding.
      and all other things you would like to know about Monotype, and you
      never dared to ask for.

      Do you have special wishes, do not hesitate asking. We will sure try
      helping you. Workshops will be held by several old professionals in
      Monotype, among them: Amédeé Bernasconi, Gerry Drayton, en Marcel
      Gentile, and others will be invited. They did spent all their working
      lives with these marvelous machines. And they will show us how to
      cast lead type in the XXI century. To boost typograpical creatifity
      with leaden type in the XXI-th century. The university will be as
      polyglottic as possible. English, German, French, Italian, Dutch etc.

      To provide all the unique opportunity to learn the trade from the old
      masters.

      The event will be covered life on the internet, by webcam, and all
      other available channels.

      Information:
      Andreas Schweizer
      ECOMUSEE VOLTAIRE
      Rue du Vuache 25
      CH-1201 Geneva switzerland
      +41 22 340 44 10
      email: andreasschweizer@... (Please send messages under subject:
      Monotype University)


      Andréas Schweizer,
      ECOMUSEE VOLTAIRE
      Rue du Vuache 25
      CH-1201 Genf Schweiz
      +41 22 340 44 10
      www.letterpress.ch
      email: andreasschweizer@... (Please send messages under subject:
      Monotype University)


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