Many thanks to everyone who came out to Type on the Cob and made it a smashing success! Also a special thanks to our wonderful sponsors who help to make it all happen, and especially Neenah Paper for providing all the paper for the entire event, and their continuing support of Ladies of Letterpress. And an especially HUGE thanks to Jim Daggs, Steve Alt, Rick Von Holdt, and everyone at Printer’s Hall for opening their doors and welcoming us, and for all of work in helping us make this happen.
There is a sense of community amongst us printers throughout the year, but every Ladies of Letterpress event reminds me again of how special our bond is, all that we can accomplish when we work together, and just how dang fun it is to hang out with a bunch of printers for three days.
With that said, Kseniya and I have decided to take a sabbatical for one year to take a break, then start planning for the next letterpress extravaganza. So, although there will not be an LoLP conference in 2014, be on the lookout (and sign up for our mailing list) for updates on the 2015 letterpress conference!
It’s time again for the Ladies of Letterpress Scholarship Auction! This will be our third, and will be held again during the conference, Type on the Cob. We’re so pleased to have been able to grant over $3000 in scholarships for printing classes and workshops in the last two years, and we thank all of you who have donated items to make it possible!
If you’d like to support the auction this year, please send item(s) to:
Attn: LoLP Auction
Midwest Old Threshers
405 E. Threshers Rd.
Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641
Auction items can include anything from handmade goodies, to tools, type, equipment, books, etc.
We are so happy to announce our keynote presenter: Julie Leonard, Associate Professor of book art and design from the University of Iowa! Also giving presentations at the wayzgoose are Fritz Klinke (NA Graphics) and Brad DiCharry (University of Iowa), along with a special screening of Linotype: The Film. Take a look at the full schedule to plan your weekend at Type on the Cob!
We’ve added two new classes: 4-Up with a Side of Bearers with Marnie Powers-Torrey and Claire Taylor from Red Butte Press at the University of Utah, and Commercial Platen Press Printing with LoLP’s own Kseniya Thomas! Marnie and Claire will, in two short sessions, take you from setting type to printing a booklet on one of Printers Hall’s venerable handpresses, and Kseniya will teach you, in one even shorter session, how to get a job with a deadline up and running on a platen press. Read more about the classes here, and register before they fill up!
We already have a few classes that are full, so don’t wait any longer to sign up for the one you want! If you had your heart set on a specific class and it’s full, go ahead and put yourself on the waitlist, but make sure to have a backup plan.
Hey guys, we hear ya, and yes! Men are invited to the conference, workshops, all events, and even to join as members in our organization (LoLP just happens to be run by a couple of ladies). In fact, we even welcome anyone who’s not a printer – designers, poets, artists… – anyone who has an interest in what letterpress printing is all about, and is looking for a chance to find out more. The more the merrier!
Daggs, Moxon, Berliner, Henry, Sparks, Peterson, Fay, Shanilec, Klinke, and more! More letterpress and book arts workshops in one weekend the world has never seen. We hope you can join us; space is very limited! See above for all the info you need, and stay tuned here and on ladiesofletterpress.com for updates.
We’ve posted some of the workshops planned for the event, but keep checking back – we’ll be adding more! Also, the schedule is in the final planning stage, and will be posted very soon. Which means… registration is on the horizon!