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LetterpressAmsterdam19/03/2017 at 9:10pm
Right, I've started working again this week. But I'm going at a very slow pace, and it's amazing to see how the body sends these warning signals when I'm trying to go too fast. On Tuesday night, Barbara Ryan and Prashant Khanchandani came for the last evening of the course. It was an evening of distributing (dissing) type and tidying up spaces and leading. Today, Marina Chaccur and myself ran a 1-day Kaba workshop. Six participants turned up this morning and after an introduction started composing. After lunch, it was time to build up the forme on the press and print. The Vandercook was used to print a few lines on the back of the sheet, the Korrex was inked up to print the ornaments.
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LetterpressAmsterdam14/03/2017 at 11:25am
OK, I know it, it's been quiet here! I've been down with a virus infection of my chest and haven't been able to do much these last 10 days… Slowly, I'm recuperating and will make my way back to the workshop again. Meanwhile, a nice photograph of Emmy Eerdmans, the widow of the late Ben Joosten, that I took about three weeks ago. That day, Chris Wilson, Niek Smaal and myself prepared a Eickhoff proofpress for transport. Emmy can be seen sketching away, her model playing the violin and behind the model the magnificent portrait of Ben, taken by Hanne Woudstra. To the right, the large Korrex press with adjustable bed that Ben used often to print on.
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LetterpressAmsterdam01/03/2017 at 10:42am
The seventh night already of the 8-evening course LetterpressAmsterdam. With Prashant Khanchandani and Barbara Ryan. Barbara finished printing her two fists – Scala Hands – in polymer, and Prashant finished printing his poem. Next week it will be dissing type and tidying up. Want to get some ink on your fingers and set with some nice new type, join us for the next evening course that starts 21 March at 19:00…
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LetterpressAmsterdam26/02/2017 at 7:02pm
Traveling is great, one meets new people and discovers new things. But, when you return, there're always plenty of things to catch up on. That was taken care of this morning and part of the afternoon. I managed, however, to spend an hour in the workshop, unwrapping my newly acquired 12 pt Palatino, checking out the tools that Rainer gave me. One of the two tools is a 'linienmass', the tool that the founder uses to check the perfect alignment of the baseline of the face on the body as well as the placement of the character itself on the body. Both tools were made by the founders or apprentice founders themselves. The steel ruler-like tool is used to quickly check the correct size of the body. Extremely useful when you work with students who don't see (or feel) the difference yet between 2 and 3 pt…
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LetterpressAmsterdam26/02/2017 at 11:17am
In the workshop of Höchst Schön, last Wednesday afternoon.
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