Following his previous popular workshops, Tom Boulton is returning to share his extensive knowledge of Letterpress printing with us once again!
Tom’s creative process is a little unusual, being that the structure of letterpress machines are so limiting. “You are incredibly restricted, in the basic sense that you have a set amount of fonts and they are the size they are. You can go into printing a new design and have the idea or form in your head and the process forces you to adapt the design, so you create something completely different.” But Boulton tries to think less and “create with the natural flow” He’s at his most inventive choosing the phrasing and words of his pieces. “I like the way words feel. I usually start with how words feel rather than how they look.”
Tom, aka TYPETOM.COM, trained as a typographic designer and is now a self-taught letterpress printer. With over ten years’ experience he has been commissioned by the likes of Tate Modern, Fortnum and Mason, Southbank Centre and The Design Museum. He has been included in the London Design Festival twice and has been featured in publications such as Creative Review, The Telegraph and Country Living. Check out his website here
Date: Sunday 13 June
Time: 10am to 4pm
Cost: £80 / Members £75