Letterpress Learning in the Windy City
August 22, 2007 2:21 AM Subscribe
I have become very interested in letterpress recently and was wondering about opportunities in the Chicago area to learn more.
posted by moooshy to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I would like to become proficient at letterpress and am debating whether to:
a) take a class at Columbia's Book and Paper Center (though Letterpress doesn't seem to be offered on the weekends, when I'm available...)
b) offer my services as a completely novice apprentice to a letterpress in the area (This is what I'd ideally like to do.)
c) something else, but equally enjoyable. (Are there other classes? An operation in a church basement? Someone willing to take on a sidekick?)
I've been reading Briar Press, so I'm familiar with the presses here in Chicago and the classes at the B&P. My question is this: does anyone know of the best way to pursue this? Which business to contact? The best way to offer myself as a free and completely-willing-to-learn volunteer? I work 9-5 M-F, so I can't do this during the week -- but I want to make this vision a (slightly indented and inky) reality.
Thank you for your help.