Nothing says “Happy Holidays” like a finely printed letterpress card! And the tactile quality of ink pressed to paper will leave quite an impression on the recipient. Spend a Sunday in the Spudnik Press Printshop creating your own unique cards with hand set lead type and blocks carved with vintage illustrations. This workshop combines an overview of how letterpress works with hands-on learning, and is a great way to try out a new way to make art before taking a longer class. Students will each make about 20 cards with a short saying or phrase and are encouraged to make a few extras to trade as well! The class is limited to six students so that everyone has time to run a press independently.
Janice Cho is a designer artist (designist) living and working in Chicago, IL. She comes from the sunny west coast but has made the midwest her home after earning her MA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Arts Administration and Policy. Janice has been involved with print studio, Starshaped Press, and her letterpressed books have been featured in the recently published book, “For the Love of Letterpress.” Her work is driven by her passion to see social change realized through the use of art.