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Letterpress Poster Prints Inspired by Vintage Travel Posters

with Type Tom

Sat 10 June 2023
10:00 am
- 4:00 pm

The Workshop

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

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

Participants will have special access to Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft’s collection of antique wood type and pull unique designs on a vintage Farley proofing press. And, if time allows, the museum’s very own Stanhope press which is around 200 years old.

The vintage travel posters in Signs of the Seaside will form the inspiration for participants’ custom letterpress posters, that they can take home at the end of the day.

The Artist

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.

Signs of the Seaside runs from 29 April – 3 September 2023 

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