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[BKARTS] Summer Letterpress Events at the School of Visual Concepts, Seattle

Summer Letterpress Events at the School of Visual Concepts, Seattle
(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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