Letterpress: Hand-Set Type
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art, Media and Technology
Department: Art, Media & Technology
Course Number: PSAM 2565
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Printmaking
  • Graphic Design
  • Design
In this Printmaking course, students interested in design and/or fine arts will learn the basics of letterpress printing using lead and wood type. The course will focus on setting type, visual design on the press, printing on the Vandercook Proofing Press, and developing a thorough knowledge of letterpress through experimentation and practice. Students will work in groups to respond to three visual design challenges over the course of the semester. For the final project, each student will create and execute a printed work that builds on the skills and ideas developed in class.
Course Open to: Degree Students
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: All university undergraduate degree students, freshman and sophomores only.


Open to Undergraduate students.