Learn Typography Through Printmaking

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Taught by Libby Clarke

Libby Clarke is an artist, designer, and educator living in here in Brooklyn. Professionally, she has worked as an art director for over 13 years for such companies as Agency.com and Scholastic. Libby serves as an Assistant Professor at the New York City College of Technology, teaching typography, interaction design, and drawing. As an artist, she has produced a series of multi-media conceptual products under the name Monstress Productions since 1996. Libby is an avid printmaker, typographer, and designer hoping to introduce fine typesetting to as many as she can.

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In this class, you will learn the basics of typography though an engaging printmaking exercise: you will carve some letters of your own!

You will discover firsthand the concepts which make even the lowliest letters fall into a lovely composition. You will master the basics of setting type in a welcoming, informative setting while learning about the basic history and anatomy of type. You will walk away with any cards or papers you print upon and the handouts you need to continue to do this at home.

No materials needed, but be prepared to get ink on your hands!

Check out photos from an earlier session here

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