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Text and Texture Using Letterpress

Friday, September 1

Learn how to create beautiful images using authentic vintage presses with various mark-making techniques and materials.

Take your physical prints or artwork to the next level.

Join this one-day workshop to learn how to create beautiful images using authentic vintage presses with various mark-making techniques and materials, including wood and metal letterpress fonts.

Then in the afternoon, dive into the digital world and learn how to scan, process, and use these printed marks and textures in design software such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and even After Effects. Learning to capture the charm of physical print in your digital work is a great way to tie together your online presence with your physical artwork.

Join RAMP (Real Art Make Print) Letterpress Lead Alan Qualtrough and digital expert Tim Saunders for a brilliant interdisciplinary workshop on how to merge new and old technologies.

Tim is a graphic designer and chief texture nerd at his company Bracken Design. His platform creates digital tools and assets that help other designers effortlessly put analogue charm into their digital work.

Alan Qualtrough is a former journalist and graphic designer and runs the Kiss & Bite Letterpress at Ocean Studios, Plymouth.

Date: The first Friday of every month, starting September1

Other dates: Oct 6, Nov 3 and December 1

Time: 10:00-16:00.

Price £90 (materials included).

Book here.

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