This free traditional print day will be held at the University of Leeds, School of Design, Grass Studio on Wednesday 24th April 2013 from 10.30am – 5pm. They will be “pushing traditional print in a new direction” by educating young designers and running workshops.
You will have the chance to use letterpress equipment supplied by The Print Project and Richard Lawrence, who will both be giving workshops throughout the day, mixed in with talks on traditional printing methods. The day will also include a print exhibition showcasing work from a variety of local print makers, as well as a print fair to browse and pick up some fantastic pieces of work. Local workshops and studios will also be attending, providing information on what resources are available in the local area if you want to experience print for yourself.
Promoter of the event Vicky White says, “It is worrying that many educational establishments are beginning to cut down on traditional printing methods in favour of digital techniques, especially with an increasing interest in more personal hand crafted design. Young designers are desperately searching for answers as to how the distinctive and unique elements of traditional print come about and what resources are available to them in their local area. The SMALL TOWN INK print day hopes to help answer these questions, whilst celebrating and introducing more designers to the incredible world of print”.