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Freaks of Fancy, or Everything You Wanted to Know About Wild, 19th-Century Printing Techniques (But Were Afraid to Ask) - OnDemand DesignCast

By David Clouse and Angela Voulangas

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A strange thing has been happening lately: Designers around the country have been leaving behind their HPs and Canons and printing like it's 1899—and clients are clamoring for the stand-out quality that letterpress gives their projects. Tactile, beautiful, and vibrant, letterpress printing is a wild, ornate, escape from a filtered reality brought to you by Photoshop. But how did letterpress techniques, with their delicious patterns and curlicues, develop?

You'll also learn:

  • The differences between 19th-century presses and today's presses, and how those differences can affect your own "artistic" printing.
  • Fancy and odd type design, its origins and applications.
  • Case studies of fantastic letterpress—how the masters did it.
  • The importance of texture: Chaostype and ornament.

About the presenters:

Doug Clouse and Angela Voulangas are the aficionados on the story of letterpress. They are the co-authors of a book whose title echoes the tantalizing overabundance of bygone design: The Handy Book of Artistic Printing: A Collection of Letterpress Examples with Specimens of Type, Ornament, Corner Fills, Borders, Twisters, Wrinklers, and other Freaks of Fancy (Princeton Architectural Press).

SKU Z7750
Author/Speaker/Editor David Clouse and Angela Voulangas
File/Trim Size 76 MB (M4V), 51 MB (WMV)
File Type M4V, WMV
Format Download
ISBN 13 9781440307157

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