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Victorian Puzzle Purse Books

  • Iota Press 925 Gravenstein Highway South Sebastopol, CA, 95472 United States (map)
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with Lisa Rappoport

Learn the ins-and-outs of this versatile structure as well as the basics of letterpress as you design, print, and fold a collaborative edition of Victorian puzzle purses.

Is it origami? Is it bookbinding? Is it a pinwheel? Is it really a purse? YES! Learn the ins-and-outs of this versatile structure as well as the basics of letterpress as you design, print, and fold a collaborative edition of Victorian puzzle purses. It's an entrancing little object made from a single sheet of paper. The beauty of this structure is the various layers of printing revealed as it unfolds. Working from a template to help determine layout and design, students will use NBLA's collection of wood and metal type and ornaments to create an edition of themed puzzle purses.

Novice and skilled printers and book artists alike are welcome. The instructor will lead students through the basics of letterpress from analog design and typesetting to operating a Vandercook proof press, troubleshooting, and finetuning final prints. The day wraps up with everyone learning the folding methods and leaving with a short run of puzzle purses they’ve printed.

150.00
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Earlier Event: October 1
Letterpress Fundamentals
Later Event: October 21
Linoleum Carving