IS 590LP History and Techniques of Letterpress Printing

This course explores the history and techniques of fine printing (letterpress), looks at classics of typography and printing in examples from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and provides technical instruction in typesetting and press operation. Students will have exposure to the conceptual, intellectual, and aesthetic considerations of printing and printmaking.

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Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).