Get inky as you learn how to set wood and lead type to produce a graphic poster at Ladybones Print Collective.

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In a Nutshell

Join the founder of the Ladybones Print Collective to discover the history of letterpress and get hands-on making your own posters.

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What You'll Do

As the world moves towards the digital, a dedicated group of talented DIYers is committed to restoring the bespoke art of letterpress printing. Annemarie Munn, a master of the printed word and founder of the community studio Ladybones Print Collective, is one such aficionado. Head to her print shop to learn the history of letterpress printing before using wood and lead type, vintage illustrations, and polymer plates or woodcuts to pull your own graphic poster.

  • Make Your Own Take-Home Prints
    Learn how to pull prints by hand as you make graphic posters on an old-fashioned letterpress printer, the Vandercook SP-15.

  • Meet a Letterpress Printing Guru
    Work under the tutelage of Annemarie Munn, founder of the community arts and printing center Ladybones Print Collective.

Each event is capped at 12 participants; each event requires a minimum of 6 participants in order to take place.


Your Host

Annemarie Munn Annemarie Munn
Founder, Ladybones Print Collective

Although Annemarie Munn was introduced to letterpress from an early age through her father, a poet who received broadsides in the mail, it wasn’t until she started college that the art form entered her life full force. While earning her master’s in creative writing, she became fascinated with the physical aspects of creating books, and immersed herself in the letterpress printing revival. In addition to running her community studio, Ladybones Print Collective, Annemarie has served as Printer-In-Residence at the Center for the Book and managed the bindery at the hardcover case manufacturer DODOcase.


Where You'll Meet

Classes take place at The Ladybones Print Collective.


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    Civic Center

    1564 Market St

    San Francisco, CA 94102

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