Visiting instructor David Wolske teaches how to create abstract imagery from wood type using experimental letterpress techniques.
Visiting Instructor: David Wolske
Isotype printing is a new letterpress method for creating abstract “imagery” from wood type. Letterforms are made of horizontal, vertical, diagonal, and curved lines. By combining a mask with customized packing on Vandercook-style cylinder proofing presses, artists can safely isolate these letterform components. The unique subtractive results of this experimental technique expand movable type’s creative possibilities in exciting ways.
All levels are welcome, but intermediate to advanced-level letterpress printing experience is recommended.
About the Instructor:
David Wolske is a typo/graphic designer, artist, and educator. His interdisciplinary practice combines the traditions of letterpress and printmaking with digital tools and design thinking. Wolske’s work is exhibited and collected nationally and internationally. He is a 2020 LHM Educator Fellow at the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography at ArtCenter College of Design; the College Book Art Association 2018 Emerging Educator; 2016 Visiting Artist at Hatch Show Print; and a 2014 Utah Visual Arts Fellow.
Wolske’s work is represented by Artspace111 in Fort Worth. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas.
$270, space is limited, reserve online