Letterpress Workshop

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A unique opportunity to create prints with pantograph-cut Lustig Elements wood type from Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum (Two Rivers, WI) AND an additional font of wood type from Elaine Lustig Cohen’s personal collection.

Lustig Elements is a revival font based on letterforms originally designed in the 1930s by American graphic designer Alvin Lustig. Over the course of six years (2010-2016) Elaine Lustig Cohen worked with designer Craig Welsh to breathe new life into a long-forgotten font. There are only four print shops in the country that have cuts of Lustig Elements in wood type. The font has also been pulled forward into the digital age with a collection of Lustig Elements digital fonts produced by P22.

The additional font of 3” wood type from Elaine’s personal collection has rarely been used - much of the type has never been inked. It’s a thin, gothic style with both uppercase and lowercase.

  • Limited to 8 participants; no letterpress experience required

  • Two Vandercook 99 tabletop proofing presses will be used

  • All supplies (brayers, ink, paper, etc.) will be provided

  • Lunch will be provided

  • Pull print(s) using 2” Lustig Elements wood type

  • Pull print(s) using 3” wood type from Elaine Lustig Cohen’s personal collection

  • Participants will receive a Lustig Elements specimen sheet printed on 110# Lettra

 
 
1930s specimen of Euclid. A New Type.

1930s specimen of Euclid. A New Type.

Participants will receive Lustig Elements specimen sheet

Participants will receive Lustig Elements specimen sheet