Have you ever wanted to spend your summer vacation printing posters using wood/lead type with Dafi Kühne at his spacious studio in Näfels? Well, that's your chance!
Typographic Letterpress Poster Workshop (June 20th – July 2nd, 2016) with Dafi Kühne is an intense 2-week summer program in Switzerland for international graphic design students. The workshop’s goal is to bridge the gap analog design and production tools and professional contemporary typographic posters.
The program is a great opportunity for students who are interested in graphic design, typography and letterpress technique. It is really meant to be a workshop that is trying to make a connection between contemporary typography and the old slow methods.
Besides of many small print experiments and sketches, each student will work on a typographic layout that will be produced with letterpress technique using a broad variety
of equipment and techniques.
The workshop will be held in Näfels, Switzerland, one hour south of Zürich. The studio is a 220m2 (~2300 square feet) light flooded factory floor. Each student will get a working desk in the main room. Equipment available for possible use in the project: 3 FAG letterpress proof presses, ~17 full cabinets of lead and wood type, a Ludlow hot metal line caster, a pantograph to cut wood sorts, a 80W 60x90cm (~23.5x35.5 inches) laser cutter, a photopolymer processor and many powered and manual tools.