Awarded an American Graphic Design Award of Excellence by Graphic Design USA in 2014 Conveying the authors' love of the letterpress process and product, this book covers everything you need to kw to create beautiful work. Beginning with the techlogy and history of type and the printed page, it continues with the fundamentals of measurement, termilogy and the lay of the case. Guidance on planning the concept, gathering inspiration and critiquing your work will help you develop your skills or show you how to lead others to do so. The authors also show how contemporary digital processes are highly compatible with letterpress and have expanded its boundaries in the 21st century. A must for students who wish to learn letterpress and instructors as a handy reference.
Cathie Ruggie Saunders has been making letterpress books since 1973 and has over 25 years of experience teaching letterpress printing to graduate and undergraduate students at the School of Art Institute in Chicago. Martha Chiplis has an MFA in Graphics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She worked for Sherwin Beach Press as a letterpress printer and designer for 16 years, and began teaching at the School of the Art Institute in 2008.