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For the Love of Letterpress: A Printing Handbook for Instructors and Students (Paperback)
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For the Love of Letterpress: A Printing Handbook for Instructors and Students (Paperback)

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Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 08/08/2019
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Conveying the authors' love of the letterpress process and product, this book presents the technical, historical, aesthetic and practical information necessary for both students and instructors. The 2nd edition of For the Love of Letterpress includes an updated gallery of contemporary images of letterpress printing, as well as a new chapter of letterpress assignments from the United States, United Kingdom and Europe. Both additions attest to the dynamic and continued relevance of the media. The authors show how contemporary digital processes have expanded the boundaries of traditional letterpress. By writing with passion and experience, they indicate why a 15th century printing technology based upon crafting with one's hands, still has appeal and value to 21st century artists and designers. Whether incorporated into an academic curriculum or used for self-study, For the Love of Letterpress is a must for students who wish to learn letterpress and instructors seeking inspiration and reference.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781350051287
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 586 g
Dimensions: 246 x 189 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
Letterpress clarifies typography and this book clarifies letterpress - in luscious detail. The adage `to do is to understand' has never been better explained. * David Jury, Lecturer in Typographic Enquiry at Cambridge School of Art, UK *
This book celebrates the torrent of creative work that we are experiencing through this 21st-century letterpress renaissance. For the Love of Letterpress is an essential reference for the next generation of artists, designers, and printers. * Amelia Hugill-Fontanel, Associate Curator at Rochester Institute of Technology, USA *
Letterpress is the holy grail of printing and through printing design. This book is a instructive introduction to the art and craft that will never entirely die, despite the warnings of the death of print. * Steven Heller, co-chair of the School of Visual Arts, New York University, USA *
[For the previous edition] This book is unique because it provides instruction on practical printing techniques as well as on the art of printing as a method of expression in itself rather than a simple means to an end. Strip away the creative process and even the savviest print technician cannot create a truly successful work. Learning the how is fundamental, but so is learning the why. ...For those interested in understanding the whole mind-body process and experience of letterpress printing as a fine art form, this book delivers. * Camden M. Richards in The Quarterly News-Letter of the Book Club of California, Summer 2014 *
[For the previous edition] Chapters on technical aspects of presses, printing, good studio practice, relief matrices, and (please note) contemporary processes, are written in accessible language with useful information and tips that can only be gained from experienced practitioners. Enhanced by a fascinating array of images of prints, ephemera and artists' books by letterpress and book arts practitioners around the globe. * Angie Butler, Book Artist, UK, in Printmaking Today, Fall 2014 *
[For the previous edition] With its many photographs and stories of completed works, and its instruction directed at both students and teachers, For the Love of Letterpress is a book printers will refer to over and over as they add skills and develop their printing voice and style. * Sara T. Sauers, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Iowa Center for the Book, in Printeresting *
[For the previous edition] I have many books on printing and design and this book is an excellent resource and has become one of my favorites. This much needed inspiring instructional tool is for ANYONE with a passion for letterpress. Geared towards educators and students, each section is broken down into topic chapters that are easy to navigate through and understand. It's a wonderful reference on process, techniques and materials, so keep it handy! I find the exceptional works of various artists featured in this book, inspiring and a visual treat! Love this book! * Jeryl Jones, Designer/Printer, Pumpkin Patch Press *
[For the previous edition] For the Love of Letterpress recognizes the history and traditional process while eloquently describing the role of letterpress in modern graphic design and art. It is thorough and simple in its discussion of the technical aspects of the printing and conceptual processes in a format that is both approachable and engaging for the printer or student. As an instructor of letterpress in higher education, I appreciate "the magic" descriptively woven throughout For the Love of Letterpress, a beautiful documentation of technical lessons and impressive letterpress work. * Erin Beckloff, Vistiting Instructor, Miami University, Ohio *

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