Corrected Date: Tuesday, April 3rd
7pm at the C.C. Stern Type Foundry
Jennifer Farrell has been dedicated to using hand set metal type for letterpress printing since the beginnings of Starshaped Press back in 1999, and takes on commission work as well as creating her own intricately built prints. Based in Chicago, she has been inspired by the history and architecture of her adopted city, and in 2016-2017 she designed a series of ornaments influenced by the locale, which were then engraved by Swamp Press (MA) and cast by Three Ton Bridge Type Foundry (NY). Jen will bring drawings of the Chicago Collection ornaments and talk about the process of designing for new metal type. Jen was also recently awarded a fellowship a the Newbury Library and can share about her current research projects related to type design.