Please join us on Saturday evening:
The Photopolymer Plate Process & Refined Typography on the Letterpress Printed Page
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Otis College of Art and Design
9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
(just north of LAX)
The Forum, Ahmanson Hall
Free and open to the public
Photopolymer plates have changed the dynamics of letterpress printing. What was once the domain of metal and wood has been transformed into a world of software and plastic. The design and production of photopolymer-based printing has opened up nearly unlimited possibilities for design and has no doubt contributed to the recent popularity of letterpress printing – and the look of relief printed paper – in popular culture and among designers, artists, typographers, and book artists. Gerald Lange will discuss the history and impact of photopolymer on his own work and the work of letterpress printers.
Questions and more information: info [at] aphasocal [dot] org
Gerald Lange is the proprietor and founder (1975) of The Bieler Press, a small printing and publishing firm specializing in studio letterpress, typographic design, and the publication of finely-printed limited edition books and related matter. Lange teaches at Otis College of Art and Design and the Art Center College of Design, and conducts workshops at the Irvine Fine Arts Center, California Institute of the Arts, Minnesota Center for Books Arts, Scripps College, Kent State University, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
He’s written numerous essays and articles on typography and the book arts which have appeared in Parenthesis (FPBA), book art object (CODEX), Ampersand (PCBA), Printing History(APHA), Guild of Book Workers Newsletter, Counter, Serif, Bookways, and The Typographe.
From 1990 to 1996, Lange was the editor of AbraCadaBrA, the Journal of the Alliance for Contemporary Book Arts, an organization he co-founded in 1987. Now in its fifth edition, Lange’s monograph Printing Digital Type on the Hand-operated Flatbed Cylinder Press was first published in 1998.
In 2001, he founded PPLetterpress, an online forum on investigative, exploratory, and alternative printing and typographic techniques.
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