Isotype printing is a new letterpress method for creating abstract “imagery” from wood type. Letterforms are made of horizontal, vertical, diagonal, and curved lines. By combining a mask with customized packing on Vandercook-style cylinder proofing presses, artists can safely isolate these letterform components. The unique subtractive results of this experimental technique expand movable type’s creative possibilities in exciting ways.
Date & Time:
Saturday, July 24, 2021, 10:00am – 1:00pm CDT
Online via Zoom
Participants should have note-taking materials for the workshop.
All levels are welcome, but intermediate- to advanced-level letterpress printing experience is recommended.
What You’ll Need:
We recommend joining on a laptop, large tablet, or desktop computer with a microphone. You will receive step-by-step instructions for downloading Zoom.
David Wolske is a typo/graphic designer, artist, and educator. His interdisciplinary practice combines the traditions of letterpress and printmaking with digital tools and design thinking. Wolske’s work is exhibited and collected nationally and internationally. He is a 2020 LHM Educator Fellow at the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography at ArtCenter College of Design; the College Book Art Association 2018 Emerging Educator; 2016 Visiting Artist at Hatch Show Print; and a 2014 Utah Visual Arts Fellow. Wolske is currently an Assistant Professor in the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas.