Lovin’ Letterpress | Week 1
I’M HOOKED! Last night was my first letterpress class and I am in love. The second I walked into the Printing & Book Arts Center, affectionately known as PABA, I instantly felt comfortable and inspired. The vibe of the room was great. As you can see from the photos above there is so much to look at!
For our first class we completed two type-setting assignments. The first one was setting our name and address. I opted to set my web address rather than physical address. I used Bernard Fashion in 14pt. The second assignment was to set this clever mnemonic to help remember the layout of the California job case. I used Twentieth Century Medium in 14pt. What can I say? I love sans-serifs! We had enough time to run some proofs – I was happy to see I didn’t spell anything wrong and the type was all facing the right direction! Next week we will be making final prints and start working on new projects. I can’t wait!
A nice bonus of the evening was meeting the lovely Chris from Fly Rabbit Press. She is a renter at PABA. If you remember from a previous post, I just recently bought one of her prints. Anyways, she was nice enough to take a quick break from a project she was printing to chat with myself and another classmate for a few minutes. I was excited to hear that she started out in the same class I am now taking! So cool. By the way, that pup hanging out in the first pic above is hers. So cute.