New Orleans, Louisiana

Events & Workshops

Letterpress Holiday Cards with Handset Type

Dec 06 2017

Learn the very basics of letterpress printing while making your own holiday or New Year’s greeting! You will set your own words in metal or wood movable type, and then print an edition of 35 prints on the mighty Vandercook SP-15 flatbed printing press.  Wednesday, December 6,  6 to 9 p.m. $65, limited to 5 participants. All supplies included.

SIFT fundraiser and silent auction

March 12, 2016 Join SIFT for a night of celebration! Live music, dancing, paper and printing crafts for all, special cocktails and drinks, this night of wonder is a fundraiser for SIFT, and features a silent auction.

Letterpress 101- Polymer Printing Plates

Saturday January 16, 1 to 5 p.m. or April 27, 6 to 9 p.m. Photopolymer plates are very hard plastic printing plates that can be made from computer files, allowing for digitally-rendered designs to be beautifully letterpress-printed. In this workshop, learn the very basics of letterpress printing with photo-polymer plates. Send in a vector design that you want to print … Continue reading Letterpress 101- Polymer Printing Plates

The pamphlet book with hand-printed cover

Wednesday, 2/17 from 6 to 9 p.m.  or Wednesday, March 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. This workshop serves as an introduction to both bookbinding and letterpress printing. Participants will learn the pamphlet structure, and letterpress print their own custom cover designs for their pamphlets. We’ll explore how to use reclaimed and recycled materials in our bindings, and practice the basic … Continue reading The pamphlet book with hand-printed cover

Single Page Typographic Book: Advanced Letterpress Practice

April 16 & 17, 12 to 6 p.m. 2 day workshop In this class, we will explore letterpress printing, design, typesetting as each student publishes their own limited edition letterpress book. We will use words, typeface choice and color to create strong design and to build sequence and narrative. Each student will leave the workshop with 20 to 25 copies of … Continue reading Single Page Typographic Book: Advanced Letterpress Practice

The Broadside: Advanced Letterpress Practice

March 19 & 20, 12 to 6 p.m. 2 day workshop A broadside is a finely designed, typographically-driven, beautifully letterpress printed artwork, honoring a well-loved poem or quote. In this workshop, you will design and letterpress print your own broadside, using handset type and the Vandercook printing press. We will discuss different papers for printing, and investigate typographic and graphic … Continue reading The Broadside: Advanced Letterpress Practice

Exhibit: Community Print Shop & Friends

Nov 14 2015

November 7- December 30, 2015 A selection of screenprint-based work by members of New Orleans Community Print Shop and friends of the printshop, curated by creative powerhouse Sierra Kozman. Opens November 14, 6:30 to 11 p.m., with a pop-up Printers’ Fair! Grand opening on December 12, with another fantastic Printers’ Fair!  

Exhibit: Color Matching Systems

Sep 12 2015

Color Matching Systems: Nancy Sharon Collins September 12-October 24 This exhibit demonstrates the process of color design for graphic arts and marketing applications before desktop publishing. In 2000, for the pitch of a high-end perfume packaging campaign, designer Nancy Sharon Collins designed a palette of colors which were then made into ink and printed on onionskin paper. Fifteen years later, … Continue reading Exhibit: Color Matching Systems

Exhibit: SIFT

Dec 12 2015

December 12- January 9 SIFT, an organization dedicated to the promotion of art in New Orleans presents an exhibit of artists work from around the country, with a focus on prints and works-on-paper. Closing party and silent auction on January 9, 2016

Early Morning Letterpress Love, 2/14/15 in Alabama

Feb 14 2015

February 14, 2015 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Southern Letterpress 5500 1st Avenue North Birmingham, AL 35212 Celebrate Valentine’s Day in a wholesome, creative, non-commercial way: at the printing press! You will learn how to set a few of your own words about love in metal or wood type, and then print the words on the mighty Vandercook printing … Continue reading Early Morning Letterpress Love, 2/14/15 in Alabama

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