P22 Blox workshop
Saturday 7 April , 10am – 1pm
In the printshop at the Letterpress Collective
With eight shapes and a consistent grid, the P22 Blox was designed as a modular letterpress printing block system designed to create poster lettering or abstract patterns. This project is a collaboration between Richard Kegler of P22 Analog, Aurora-on-Cayuga, NY, and Jennifer Farrell of Starshaped Press, Chicago, IL. P22 Analog is an offshoot of P22 Type Foundry, a digital type house founded in 1994, and is dedicated specifically to hand-printing and hand-craft along with research related to printing and typographic history.
Richard Kegler is the lead designer and founder of P22 Type Foundry. His background in typography and book arts includes ventures in bookbinding and letterpress printing. Kegler is currently the director at Wells Book Arts Center in Aurora, New York and produced the Making Faces documentary film as a culmination of his interests and experience.
Richard will be visiting us and running this hands-on workshop using the blocks. Cost is £65. Please go to workshop section for more information about booking.
Both Nick Hand and Richard Kegler are speaking at a workshop called Letterpress in the Digital Age on Friday 5 April, tickets still available