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Visiting Artist Workshop: Experimental Letterpress with Brad Vetter

Saturday, JUNE 8 & Sunday, JUNE 9 [10-4 PM] • $225 • All Materials Included

While printing a multitude of letterpress show posters, Louisville, Kentucky based artist/printer Brad Vetter has incorporated many alternative methods into his aesthetic. Pressure printing, a non-traditional letterpress technique that uses stencils to creates unique and spontaneous images, stands out as one of his favorites. During this two-day workshop we will learn Brad’s secrets to perfecting this technique and how to incorporate it into your next letterpress print project. Working with presses, hand-set type and laser cut elements, we will create our own stencils and corresponding prints! No experience necessary.

During this two-day workshop we will:
- Marvel at Brad’s beautiful posters and process examples
- Discuss and Explore the good the bad and the ugly of “Pressure Printing”, and other fun alternative printing techniques
- Cut and Print your own pressure printed designs in the letterpress studio

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Brad Vetter is a designer, artist, educator and letterpress printer currently based in Louisville, KY. After studying graphic design at Western Kentucky University, Brad spent eight years honing his craft and printing posters at the legendary Hatch Show Print in Nashville, TN. During his tenure at Hatch he was able to merge his love of the handmade and graphic design in printing projects for his favorite bands (Arcade Fire, My Morning Jacket and Wilco) and the coolest clients (Nike and Anthropologie).

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After Hatch, Brad became an independent printer and designer under the mantle Brad Vetter Design. Bouncing between antique letterpress equipment and contemporary technologies, he continues to hand print rock-and-roll posters while also adding some digital design to his repertoire. Recent poster clients include Mumford & Sons, Van Morrison and Chris Stapleton just to name a few. His letterpress inspired labels also adore every bottle of Signal Ridge Vineyard wine. Brad frequently lectures and hosts workshops throughout the US on his unique techniques and processes. His print work has been shown in such notable venues as the San Francisco MoMA, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Columbia College Center for Book and Paper, and the Danish Museum of Media.

Earlier Event: May 19
Flower Day in Eastern Market
Later Event: June 20
Thursday Night Market