Lettering to Letterpress: From Screen to Printed Page

Lettering to Letterpress: From Screen to Printed Page
Spencer Charles & David Wolske

June 11–13
Thursday & Friday, 9:00–5:00; Saturday, 10:00–5:00
Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, Level 4
The University of Utah

Take digital lettering to new depths during this three-day intensive with Spencer Charles, one of the rising stars of contemporary typographic design. Participants learn the tools and techniques to make a curvaceous catchword, magnificent monogram, pithy phrase, or dynamite drop cap. Output finished vector drawings to photopolymer plates and produce letterpress prints in limited editions. Printing experience is not necessary, but a working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator is strongly recommended.

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Spencer Charles is a typographic designer and letterer residing in Brooklyn, New York. After graduating form the University of Utah, his interest in hand lettering developed as a chalkboard/signage artist for Whole Foods. In 2011, he moved to New York to work as Senior Designer at Louise Fili Ltd, a design studio specializing in logo, food package, and book design. He is currently working independently and is expanding into typeface design and illustration. http://spencercharles.com

David Wolske is Assistant Librarian (Lecturer) and Creative Director for the Book Arts Program and Red Butte Press. He has taught design, typography, and letterpress printing at Indiana University, Herron School of Art & Design, the Center for Book & Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago, The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, and The University of Utah. David’s letterpress work is featured in multiple design and letterpress publications. He holds awards from the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Type Director’s Club, and the Society of Typographic Arts. http://david-wolske.com

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