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Summer Letterpress Events at the School of Visual Concepts, Seattle

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  • J Wilkson
    Summer Letterpress Events at the School of Visual Concepts, Seattle www.svcseattle.com (206) 623-1560 Hatch Show Print Poster Workshop July 14 What do you
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      Summer Letterpress Events at the School of Visual Concepts, Seattle
      www.svcseattle.com
      (206) 623-1560

      Hatch Show Print Poster Workshop
      July 14
      What do you think your chances are of getting to print extraordinarily
      cool letterpress posters in the legendary Hatch Show Print shop in
      Nashville under the direction of Hatch manager, Jim Sherraden? You got
      it: Zip. But would you settle for Jim, some of Hatch's historic
      illustration wood cuts, and a day in the SVC letterpress shop right
      here in Seattle? Done! You’ll work with Jim to produce a poster, to be
      printed on SVC’s Vandercook cylinder presses. He'll even let you print
      a T-shirt or two if you bring them. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime
      opportunity to work shoulder-to-shoulder with one of the key players in
      the history of graphic design & the music industry. Space is limited to
      12 students so early registration is strongly advised.

      Hatch Show Print Hoedown at the Showbox
      July 15
      Hank Williams, Cab Calloway, and Emmylou Harris have one thing in
      common. They all turned to Nashville’s Hatch Show Print to design and
      print promotional posters. Established in 1879, Hatch not only
      developed a graphic design style that’s been widely emulated, they’re
      also leading the charge to preserve the traditional art of letterpress
      printing. Like to know more? You will after hearing Jim Sherraden,
      Hatch’s manager, speak at the Showbox at 7 p.m. You’ll also get a
      chance to schmooze with Jim, have him sign a copy of his book, purchase
      some of Hatch’s posters at obscenely low prices, and then you can stick
      around to do-si-do to the music of Supersuckers frontman, Eddy
      Spaghetti, and Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter.

      Letterpress Printing: Posters
      Tuesdays, June 29-August 31
      In this course students of all levels will create posters (or
      broadsides, as they're sometimes known) using SVC's collection of lead
      and wood type and Vandercook cylinder letterpresses. Beginning students
      will learn how to compose type by hand, create linoleum cuts, and
      operate the presses, while advanced students will create more elaborate
      pieces. We'll also submerge ourselves in the history and terminology of
      letterpress and get to know the local printing community through guest
      lectures and studio tours.

      Letterpress Printing in a Day
      August 12
      Does the warm summer air have you longing to get away from your daily
      routine? This workshop could be the antidote you're looking for,
      whether you're an experienced printer or just letterpress-curious.
      We'll spend a relaxing summer day playing with the shop's collection of
      vintage wood type and imagery and explore the serendipitous effects of
      printing multiple colors overtop one another. Learn how to mix colors,
      hand-ink a type form, and produce textures and patinas that are unique
      to letterpress. This workshop is for those who'd just like to have some
      fun playing on press; those looking to get into the intricacies of the
      craft should consider SVC's more in-depth 10-week letterpress posters
      class.
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