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BOOK ARTS OF UTAH | The Iron Handpress & Finer Points of Impression

Hosted/Organized by: The Book Arts Program at the University of Utah


The Iron Handpress & Finer Points of Impression

Marnie Powers-Torrey

July 31 & August 1
Friday, 10:00 am–6:00 pm; Saturday, 12:00–6:00 pm

Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, Level 4

*$200 (half of this amount is due upon registration)

We’ll investigate theory through practice as we enact the legacy of lockups with metal type on the Columbian handpress and found objects (collagraphs) on Vandercook cylinder presses. Mixing ink with traditional and experimental techniques, the group will produce a pamphlet that offers some post-millennial perspective on the power of the platen and the playful potential of the cylinder press. Bring an apron and a willingness to work and play hard! All levels are welcome.