Explore the tradition of letterpress printing to make posters and other large form printed works. Students will observe and work with visiting artist Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. to handset type posters on our Universal and 4T Vandercook presses. Common problems in handset type composition will be addressed, as well as aesthetic challenges in making bold and stunning poster work. Take a break during the workshop and go upstairs to see his exhibition of radical prints, broadsides, and posters that give Kennedy the reputation of being both a printer and provocateur.
All levels welcome!
Featured posters by Amos Paul Kennedy.
Print Marathon with Amos Paul Kennedy; March 7 & 8; 10am–4pm
- Date & Time: 2-day workshop: Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8, 10am–4pm
- Materials Fee: $20, payable to Pyramid on the first day of class
- Instructor: Amos Paul Kennedy
Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. uses the book form, posters, postcards, and other printed media produced in a highly typographic and colorful style to deliver messages of social relevance. He uses letterpress printing and antique wood type to express his socio-political views about such topics as the vulnerability of children, his African heritage, and community activism. Much of his work centers around literary works by people of cultural heritage and civil rights activists, raising questions of race, class, and equality in American society. As a public artist, his art is not only the created work, but also the process of facilitating engagement.