Ladies of Letterpress is an organization that champions the craft, and in particular seeks to showcase and promote the work of women printers.
Author: Jessica C. White
Category: Letterpress printing
The revival of traditional printing methods has been afoot for the last decade, and the tactile charm of letterpress has ensured that its popularity is on the rise. Ladies of Letterpress is an organization that champions the craft, and in particular seeks to showcase and promote the work of women printers. A gallery of art by its members, the work in Ladies of Letterpress ranges from greetings cards to broadsides and posters, and is offered in a cornucopia of type and illustration styles. What comes through clearly, though, is the quality of the work: every one of these pieces is worthy of display on your wall, and with 80 detachable pages, you can create an instant and beautiful gallery of your own.
The Ladies of Letterpress features the best work of the members of Ladies of Letterpress, an international organization that champions the work of women printers.
Author: Kseniya Thomas
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Who can resist the tactile charm of letterpress? Not many, judging by its ever-rising popularity among artists and designers working with old-school printing methods. The Ladies of Letterpress features the best work of the members of Ladies of Letterpress, an international organization that champions the work of women printers. Valuable as a handy resource, it includes a wide range of pieces, from greeting cards to broadsides and posters, printed in a variety of type and illustration styles. Each piece is accompanied by details of paper, inks, and press used in its printing, and a profile of its printer. Whether you're drawn to elegant greeting cards, humorous note cards, or calendars and posters, you're sure to find inspiration in this volume. And when you do, there are eighty detachable pages just begging to be pinned up.
"The theme of this collection is "miniature broadsides," and the results collected from an international group of Ladies of Letterpress members present a delightful showcase of the possibilities of letterpress and the creativity of printers ...
Category: Letterpress printing
"The theme of this collection is "miniature broadsides," and the results collected from an international group of Ladies of Letterpress members present a delightful showcase of the possibilities of letterpress and the creativity of printers. From poems to prose to beautiful illustrations, these small works of art are each collectible gems. Organized by Camille Robin of Fish Lake Press, this swap is another way the Ladies of letterpress community expresses itself, shares its work, and keeps in touch. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it." Kseniya Thomas, Director, Ladies of Letterpress"--enclosed participants list.
The significant role of the female printer in the American home-based print shops during the colonial and early republic periods has been documented in print history, socioeconomic, labor, and women studies, yet with the industrialization ...
Author: Dianne L. Roman
The significant role of the female printer in the American home-based print shops during the colonial and early republic periods has been documented in print history, socioeconomic, labor, and women studies, yet with the industrialization of the printing trade, women's presence is thought to have disappeared. Contrary to the belief that industrialization of the print shop eradicated women's involvement in skilled employments such as typesetting, the creation of the Women's Cooperative Printing Union in California and the creation and chartering of the Women's Typographical Union in New York, both in the late 1860s, clearly indicate that women continued to work in printing. The assumption that industrialization brought with it the unionization of the trade denies the possibility of non-union shops, as well as the continuation of home-based businesses across the ever-expanding nation as it moved westward. This research has sought to uncover and restore to history women who have been involved in the trade from the early transition of the home shop at the beginning of the 1800s to the signing of the WTU charter in 1869 by union employed compositors, as well as to identify establishments that hired female compositors. Digital newspaper databases have been used as a means of locating both women and opportunities available to them in the American printing trade between 1800 to 1869. Several women significant to this history, both those who have been found to be employed as compositors/typesetters and those who created opportunities for the employment of trained women compositors/typesetters, are discussed.
56 Title: 2011 Ladies of Letterpress conference logo DESIGN FIRM: Komprehensive Design DESIGNER: Jeanne Komp FONTS USED: Balduina Real OT, Futura Medium Condensed CLIENT: Ladies of Letterpress Fig. 57 Title: Thanks mailer DESIGN.
Author: Denise Bosler
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Good Design, Down to the Letter Packages on store shelves, posters on building walls, pages of a website—all contain information that needs to be communicated. And at the heart of that communication is type: visually interesting, interactive, expressive and captivating. Each letter must come alive; therefore, each letter must be carefully crafted or chosen. A solid foundation in typography, as well as an understanding of its nuances, will help you optimize your visual communication—in whatever form it takes. By breaking down the study of type into a systematic progression of relationships—letter, word, sentence, paragraph, page and screen—award-winning graphic designer and professor of communication design Denise Bosler provides a unique and illuminating perspective on typography for both print and digital media and for designers of all skill levels. Through instruction, interviews and real-world inspiration, Mastering Type explores the power of each typographic element--both as it stands alone and as it works with other elements--to create successful design, to strengthen your skill set and to inspire your next project.
She is a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), Ladies of Letterpress, Mid-Atlantic Print Council, and the Southern Graphics Council International. Thank you to John Meza, Steven Brower, and Peter Hoffer for their ...
Author: Christine Medley
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Twelve easy-to-follow projects plus tutorials on creating with found objects, designing your own custom plates for relief printmaking, transferring images, painting stencils, more. Most projects employ common household items.