As a matter of fact -- Art Happens

One of the Haiku prints produced by students at ArtSkool: Typositors.
a demonstation on the press. Photos by Meredith Gabow.

ArtSkool: Typositors @ Matter Graphic Design

Our new monthly event, ArtSkool, went on a field trip yesterday. We all met at Matter Graphic Design to learn about creating type, copy and art using antique printing presses. The results were pretty amazing. Matter's Rick Griffith opened the event with a brief introduction to the history and uses of printing type and then things got really interesting.

Students were divided into groups and worked to create Haikus that showcased the enormous collection of antique typefaces that Matter owns. One of the student pieces can be seen here to the left. The crew at Matter really knows how to bring an art experience home -- and it's clear that they love to communicate this. No surprise, since graphic design is all about communication. Looking forward to working with this vibrant, creative group again. Thanks Matter!

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