LCSNA Keepsake Printing @ the Common Press
October 6, 2019, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The folks at Penn’s Common Press are creating a 2019 LCSNA Keepsake for the Society that you will letterpress print. We will meet at the Orrery Pavilion, 6th Floor and make the short walk to the press in small groups.
Common Press is the letterpress and book arts studio at the University of Pennsylvania. With printing presses dating from the 1850’s to the 1960’s and a collection of wood and metal type available for use, the facility provides an environment to learn about the history of the book, to creatively experiment with hands-on analog technologies, to explore the origins of digital typography, and to use the constraints of the letterpress print shop to spark new ways of thinking about their research in any field. Common Press supports movement between digital and manual image making, and exists to support teaching and to facilitate creative projects across the university. Common Press is a collaboration of Penn Libraries, Penn Design, and Kelly Writers House.