Legacy of Letters 2023: Letterpress Extravaganza—10. Cornuda

July 10, 2023 | Workshop Day 3

Letterpress workshop with Peter Kruty Editions

Work continued on the Glossary pages and the keepsake broadsides simultaneously during the day. For the latter the two platen hand presses at the Tipoteca were enlisted. Thus, we had five presses in total in operation. The day was a beehive of activity.


Glossary

Galley tray of tied-up type for the Glossary pages. Photograph by Paul Shaw.

Proof of Type Styles page by Chiara Bergese and Typesetting page by Kelci Baughman McDowell. Photograph by Paul Shaw.

Stefano Baldassari and Jen Thomas add some thin spaces to the type in the bed of the press. Photograph by Paul Shaw.

Susan Fitzgerald and Fred Wiltshire examining the lock-up for their two divider pages. Photograph by Paul Shaw.

Jen Thomas locking up the type for her divider page. Photograph by Paul Shaw.

Tied-up type for the Glossary title page designed by Paul Shaw and Sayre Gaydos. Photograph by Paul Shaw.

Sayre Gaydos adjusting type for the Glossary title page. Photograph by Paul Shaw.


2×5 Caratteri di Legno portfolio

Jacob Ford adjusting his alphabet keepsake design. Photograph by Paul Shaw.

Technician Lucio Botteselle assists Hofi Benediktsdóttir with her alphabet keepsake design. Photograph by Paul Shaw.

Jen Thomas’ preliminary layout for her alphabet keepsake using a “mystery plastic type”. Photograph by Paul Shaw.

Shaqa Bovand’s alphabet design locked-up and ready for printing. Photograph by Paul Shaw.

Early proof of Chiara Bergese’s alphabet keepsake. Photograph by Paul Shaw.

The 2×5 portfolio cover design locked-up. The typographic fine-tuning was executed by Leonardo Facchin. Photograph by Paul Shaw.