What’s different about this year’s TOTC? For starters, the mornings are reserved for breakfast mingling and panel discussions at Printers’ Hall; grab a treat and some coffee and get ready for a morning of excellent panels.
Thursday’s lineup includes Harold Kyle talking about letterpress costing, followed by a presentation on the illustrious history of Vandercook by Fritz Klinke, proprietor of NA Graphics.
Friday morning begins with [more coffee] and Harold Kyle discussing costing as well as letterpress product development. He’ll be followed by panels entitled Printing on the Fringe and Designing for Letterpress. A productive afternoon of workshops will be capped off by a banquet catered by an Iowa City chef right there at Printers’ Hall, under the stars!
This Type on the Cob is full of wood type, metal type, linotype, and all kinds of letterpress-types. Come meet up with old printer-friends and be prepared to meet new ones! We’ve got some great surprises planned along with a wealth of classes to expand and deepen your skills and knowledge. Sign up for your classes now, and you’ll be able to adjust your schedule later on if more workshops are added.
You’ll be able to register for Type on the Cob II in the next few days! We are busily adding classes to the lineup, so check out the list and descriptions. New this year: panel discussions in the morning, before the workshops, featuring some of the best letterpress folk around. Stay tuned!
That’s right, folks, put it in your calendar… Type on the Cob II is coming soon! We have Printer’s Hall reserved for Ladies of Letterpress festivities for June 11-13, 2015. Please note that this website still has information up for 2013. Keep checking back as we update the schedule and list of events!
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.