- $30 for one admission to a BYOB letterpress postcard class with Elizabeth Isakson
- Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
- You must reserve your date here in advance of the event
Each event is capped at 8 purchasers.
What You'll Do
Long before digital graphics became the norm, everything from wanted posters to grocery-store ads were created with the letterpress. During this class, printmaker Elizabeth Isakson teaches you the basics of letterpressing and shows you how to make unique prints with texture and grain that only hand-printed work can produce. After the introduction, you'll set your own message in vintage wood and metal type, then print it using a mid-century letterpress.
Use a Vintage Letterpress in a Pilsen Loft
At a studio in the Lacuna Artist Loft building, you'll learn how to use a mid-century press to create a custom print.
Make or Choose Your Own Design
Come up with a phrase of your own, or compose your postcard with selections from Tandem Felix Letterpress' collection of antique ornaments and photo plates.
Take Home Your Finished Postcards
You'll leave with 10 hand-printed, ready-to-mail postcards on premium cardstock.
Bring a favorite beverage or two to sip on as you work.
Printer and Designer
In an industry driven by pixels, Elizabeth Isakson treasures the textured look and tactile qualities of handmade prints. After earning a BFA in printmaking and MFA in book and paper art, Elizabeth—along with her husband—founded Tandem Felix Letterpress to champion the fine art of hands-on printing. At their studio in Pilsen, they create custom prints with the use of a vintage letterpress with metal and wooden type.