Letterpress Tour & Hands-On Demo @ NYC's Largest Letterpress Studio
sam. 9 février 2019 à 20:00
Tickets: $25 – 29 Click the link below to register for this event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/letterpress-tour-hands-on-demo-nycs-largest-letterpress-studio-registration-53024692282?janus_fv=exp_eb_86972_related_events%3DA Tucked away in a 10th-floor loft space inside the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard sits a unique working collection of antique printing machinery busy cranking out fine work for institutions (MoMA, The Met, Juilliard) and discerning individuals alike — and did we mention it was recently used as an industrial set in Steven Spielberg's The Post? Join New York Adventure Club ( https://www.nyadventureclub.com/ ) for a rare look inside Woodside Press ( https://www.woodsidepress.com/ ), New York City's largest traditional letterpress printing studio, best known for its amazing collection of classic typefaces from before the digital era: in cast metal, carved wood, and made to order on their Linotype machines (as seen in The Post). Led by the studio manager, our behind-the-scenes visit to Woodside Press will include: • A private tour of NYC's largest letterpress studio that was used to show the inner workings of a great newspaper in Steven Spielberg's "The Post"
• A brief history of letterpress printing, from how it ushered in a new era of information, literacy, and understanding to its recent surge in artisanal popularity (a challenge considering no new letterpress machinery has been produced since the 1980s)
• A demonstration on how to operate 19th- and 20th-century printing presses with interactive opportunities along the way
• Sweeping views of the NYC skyline from the 10th floor of a Brooklyn Navy Yard facility built by the US for World Wars I and II Click here to see pictures from one of our last visits!
( http://nyadventureclub.com/gallery/28627757 ) See you there! About Woodside Press Woodside Press began in 1993 in Woodside, Queens, and moved in 1998 to their current home, with a spectacular view of the Manhattan skyline, in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. They have produced work for many New York City institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Juilliard School, and the Museum of Modern Art. In fact, it was their handset metal type that became the basis for the iconic MoMA logo that adorns the front of the 2004 main museum building in midtown Manhattan. Categories: Tours, Arts, Hidden Spots
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