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Letterpress Poster Prints on Vintage Presses with Type Tom

A One Day Masterclass 

Sat 26 November 2022
10:30 am
- 4:30 pm


Tickets include lunch and all materials

The Workshop

During this fast-paced, letterpress poster printing workshop you will be getting hands-on and inky with the age-old craft of letterpress. This jam-packed workshop 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.

For the day you will have access to Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft’s collection of antique wood type and pull your own designs on a vintage Farley proofing press, and (if time allows) on the museum’s very own Stanhope press which is around 200 years old. You will create custom letterpress posters that are yours to take home at the end of the day. Why not create a poster as a unique Christmas gift for someone special?

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 featured in publications such as Creative Review, The Telegraph and Country Living, and has won a D&AD award.

Shōji Hamada: A Japanese Potter in Ditchling runs 22 October 2022 – 16 April 2023 

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