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