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Two-Day Workshop with Erik Spiekermann

Advanced Letterpress Printing
by Gestalten—08/2014
Date: October 17–18, 2014
Time: 10:00 - 18:00
Location: P98a, Potsdamer Strasse 98a, Berlin Schöneberg
Host: Erik Spiekermann
Language: English & German
Limited to 12 participants
Participation Fee:

€999,00

“You have to touch everything—you have to think about it, you have to plan a little more, and whatever you do is fairly permanent.” – Erik Spiekermann

Gestalten is proud to host an exclusive letterpress workshop with Erik Spiekermann at his recently opened letterpress workshop p98a in Berlin on October 17-18, 2014.

The design world at large mainly knows him as an acclaimed “digital” designer, creator of some very successful digital typefaces, and the founder of MetaDesign, FontShop, and EdenSpiekermann, but letterpress has long been a passion for Spiekermann and has played an influential role in his career. 
This extensive two-day workshop will explore the fundamentals of letterpress through theory, the mechanics of the printers used, and experimentation. Participants will be introduced to basic typesetting, including the setting of small type, as well as justifying, binding columns, distributing type, and press set up. After being led through basic printing with mock-ups, cylinder packing, and the inking process, it’ll be time for hands-on printing with one of the world’s most influential designers!
The P98a workshop is equipped with six proof presses (2FAG’s, 3 Korrex’s, 1 Grafix), two of them all-electric and the rest hand-cranked by power. Participants will be divided into four groups, each with their own press to work on and print from wood, lead type, woodcuts, and polymer plates. Each group will design, set up their own press, and print under the guidance of Erik Spiekerman and five instructors including Jan Gassel, Laureen Mahler, Axel Nagel, John Peck, and Ferdinand Ulrich. 
Participants will also have the opportunity to see a demonstration of the Heidelberg Platen press in use. 
Held in German and English, this is a workshop for anyone interested in typography and letterpress and is a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from Erik Spiekermann himself. You don’t need to come prepared with anything. The studio will have aprons for everyone and a healthy supply of soap to wash off the ink after the two days. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

The design world at large mainly knows him as an acclaimed “digital” designer, creator of some very successful digital typefaces, and the founder of MetaDesign, FontShop, and EdenSpiekermann, but letterpress has long been a passion for Spiekermann and has played an influential role in his career.

This extensive two-day workshop will explore the fundamentals of letterpress through theory, the mechanics of the printers used, and experimentation. Participants will be introduced to basic typesetting, including the setting of small type, as well as justifying, binding columns, distributing type, and press set up. After being led through basic printing with mock-ups, cylinder packing, and the inking process, it’ll be time for hands-on printing with one of the world’s most influential designers!

The P98a workshop is equipped with six proof presses (2FAG’s, 3 Korrex’s, 1 Grafix), two of them all-electric and the rest hand-cranked by power. Participants will be divided into four groups, each with their own press to work on and print from wood, lead type, woodcuts, and polymer plates. Each group will design, set up their own press, and print under the guidance of Erik Spiekerman and five instructors including Jan Gassel, Laureen Mahler, Axel Nagel, John Peck, and Ferdinand Ulrich. 

Participants will also have the opportunity to see a demonstration of the Heidelberg Platen press in use. 

Held in German and English, this is a workshop for anyone interested in typography and letterpress and is a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from Erik Spiekermann himself. You don’t need to come prepared with anything. The studio will have aprons for everyone and a healthy supply of soap to wash off the ink after the two days. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

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