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Letterpress Poster Printing Taster

with Type Tom

Sat 16 September 2023
10:30 am
- 1:30 pm


About the Workshop

During this fast-paced, half-day workshop participants will get hands-on and inky with the age-old craft of letterpress.

What better place to learn this exciting skill than in the village of Ditchling – a place with a rich history of typographical design and letterpress printing, from the work of the Guild of St Joseph and St. Dominic to the present day.

The jam-packed workshop will cover all the basic information about how to set up a printing press, how to handle type, different inking techniques, the fundamentals of design and composition with wood type, and of course, how to pull a print.

Participants will have exclusive access to Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft’s collection of antique wood type and pull unique designs on a vintage Farley proofing press.

During the workshop you will have create your very own custom letterpress poster to take home at the end of the day.

About the Workshop Leader

Tom  Boulton studied typographic design at the London College of Printing then became a self-taught letterpress printer.

With over fifteen years of experience as a designer and printer, Tom has been commissioned by the likes of Tate Modern, Fortnum and Mason, Southbank Centre and The Design Museum. He has been featured in publications such as Creative Review, The Telegraph and Country Living, and has won a D&AD award.

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