Legacy of Letters 2023: Letterpress Extravaganza—11. Cornuda

July 11, 2023 | Workshop Day 4

Last day of letterpress workshop with Peter Kruty Editions

The final day of the letterpress workshop was frantic as everyone worked to trim and collate the Glossary pages; finish printing the alphabet keepsakes and then trim, fold, and collate them; and also fold and collate the 5 Alfabeti di Legno keepsakes. The latter were supposed to contain five alphabets—one each from the Archivio Tipografico, Editore Tallone, Il Buon Tempo, Officina Typo, and Peter Kruty Editions. But since Editore Tallone chose to print something else as a keepsake, we needed another alphabet to fill out the set. I took on the task, using a mediocre wood type version of Rudolf Koch’s Kabel typeface. Lucio Botteselle did the final lock-up for me.


Glossary

Glossary pages before being trimmed. Photograph by Paul Shaw.

Untrimmed divider pages designed by Jacob Ford and Hofi Benediktsdóttir. Photograph by Paul Shaw.

Susan Fitzgerald and Fred Wiltshire ruling out prints for trimming. Photograph by Paul Shaw.

Sets of Glossary pages. Photograph by Paul Shaw.

Eran Ben Barak collating the Glossary. Photograph by Paul Shaw.

2×5 Alfabeti di Legno keepsakes

Detail of Jacob Ford’s alphabet keepsake. Photograph by Paul Shaw.

Chiara Bergese watches Eran Ben Barak adjust his alphabet keepsake. Photograph by Paul Shaw.

Jacob Ford watching technician Lucio Botteselle adjust the lock-up of his alphabet keepsake. Photograph by Paul Shaw.

Technician Lucio Botteselle and Fred Wiltshire discussing the lock-up of Fred’s alphabet keepsake. Photograph by Paul Shaw.

Technician Lucio Botteselle and Shaqa Bovand proofing her alphabet keepsake. Photograph by Paul Shaw.

Susan Fitzgerald being helped by technician Daniele Facchin to print her alphabet keepsake. Photograph by Paul Shaw.

Fred Wiltshire and Hofi Benediktsdóttir folding the 2×5 alphabet keepsakes. Photograph by Paul Shaw.

Eran Ben Barak arranging the Glossary pages. In the front are the 2×5 Alfabeti di Legno keepsakes. Photograph by Paul Shaw.


5 Alfabeti di Legno keepsakes

Lock-up for Paul Shaw’s alphabet keepsake. Photograph by Paul Shaw.

Peter Kruty Editions alphabet keepsake being inked. (Design by Eran Ben Barak and Chiara Bergese.) Photograph by Paul Shaw.

Sayre Gaydos trimming alphabet keepsakes. Photograph by Paul Shaw.

Jen Thomas and Kelci Baughman McDowell folding keepsakes from the letterpress studios. Photograph by Paul Shaw.

Group portrait of Legacy of Letters 2023 individuals. From left to right, standing: Eran Ben Barak, Stefano Baldassari, Daniele Facchin, Susan Fitzgerald, Catie Piwinski, Fred Wiltshire, Paul Shaw, Hofi Benediktsdóttir, Chiara Bergese, Leonardo Facchin, Sayre Gaydos; kneeling or sitting: Kelci Baughman McDowell, Petra Kruty, Jacob Ford, Jen Thomas, Shaqa Bovand, Peter Kruty, and Sammy Kruty. Photograph by Bronwen Job.


Farewell Dinner

Normally the farewell dinner is held at high-quality restaurant in or near Cornuda. But this year we celebrated the end of Legacy of Letters at Da Lino, a highly regarded pizzeria in the region. Da Lino was chosen for its casual atmosphere that seemed more in keeping with the personalities of the Legacy of Letters 2023 participants. The emphasis for the evening was on celebration rather than on cuisine as with the previous two Legacy of Letters Tipo Cibo Vino tours.

Farewell dinner toast at Da Lino. Photograph by Paul Shaw.