Chipboard, Linoleum and other Simple Reproductions Techniques Workshop

Saturday Jun. 28, 2014 All Day

Deposit Due at Sign-Up: $65
Full Amount Due for Workshop: $60

June 28th, 10 am - 4 pm

Documentation of a collection of things

This workshop will be taught by Dafi Kühne.

Letterpress offers a very limited range of reproduction quality. High resolution photographic image reproductions are almost impossible. These technical limitations offer huge potential and ask for clever design concepts, when it comes to find alternative ways to document things. How do we document a collection if we can't take photos of our objects? What kind of potential is there in working with quick, rough and cheap materials like chipboard and linoleum? During the workshop, students will develop a design concept for a poster, documenting a small collection of objects. The poster will be printed using handcut materials on a cylinder proof press.

We will provide most of the materials, but this is what students have to bring for the workshop:
+ Cutting tools (Scissors, XActo Knives, Boxcutters...)
+ Sketching tools
+ A small self defined collection of objects (I would give them more info on that)
+ (Maybe a laptop for those who like to design digitally – but this is totally optional)

This workshop will be taught by Dafi Kühne, a graphic designer / letterpress printmaker from Zürich + Glarus, Switzerland. He is currently teaching at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, USA. Since 2009 he has worked fulltime in his studio ‹babyinktwice› designing and printing posters, invitation cards, brochures & magazines for music-, art-, theatre- and filmprojects. He combines actual graphic design with the old technique, using his Macbook, mainly 4 letterpress printing presses from the 60's, old lead- & woodtype, new lasercut wood-, plexiglas or linoblocks, photopolymer plates, handcut lino or cardboard and so on...

Space is limited, so reservations and a $65 non-refundable deposit when you sign up are required. The $60 to fulfill the full cost of the workshop will be due at the beginning of the workshop. We accept cash, credit card, or check. Please fill out the registration form below to reserve your place in the workshop. If you have any questions please e-mail us at or call 920-794-6272.

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