This really cool split fountain letterpress poster was made on a class field trip to the Arm in Brooklyn with my Pre-Press and Print Production class taught by Sarah Foley. This happened about three weeks ago, and we were each able to take about 10 posters to promote the show. As you can see, I haven’t really put any up anywhere, so if you would like a cool letterpress poster … let me know.
The class was split up into groups of 3 and Nina, Liz and I were the first group to go. We helped find letters and set the type for the first lines before we had to skedaddle to make room for the next group.
Luckily, Steven took some photos, so here’s some of the process that we missed:
There’s Mika with his beard. He’s been growing that beard since school started two years ago, and it will come off after graduation. It’ll be so strange to see his naked face.
Sarah, letterpress and print expert.
And here’s a video that Steven took:
So cool! It’s a shame the whole class couldn’t fit into the space, because it was such a fun experience. Nina and I are considering taking a letterpress class at the Cooper Union this summer.
Also, there was this wonderful dog at the letterpress studio, as seen in one of the photos from their website:
Today was the last day of classes. I cleaned out my locker, and Nina and I walked away from Pratt together, and she said that we’d walked home together after first meeting at orientation. I don’t quite remember walking home together, but I do remember Nina being the first one I spoke to, and we’d shared a sandwich. I’m going to miss school. But it ain’t over yet, since there are four days of the Pratt Show to enjoy, as well as graduation. See you at the show!