Course Description

In this fun and participatory 2-day workshop, students will work with typography as material for visual design as they connect virtually to the Otis Lab Press. Through demos and studio time, students will be guided through the process of creating a poster through experimentation with typography. Techniques include analogue printing processes (raised letterforms and applying ink with a brayer) and digital manipulation (using a smartphone and Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator). Topics will include experimental processes and techniques with typography in 20th Century art history movements, which will serve as inspiration for the design process. Posters will be printed by the lab, and mailed to participants after the class. Students will receive a materials kit including paper and printing tools for use during the workshop.


Basic familiarity with Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator


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Section Title
Otis Lab Press at Home: Type as Image
1:30PM to 4:30PM
Jun 13, 2021 to Jun 20, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • On-Line Distance Learning
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Potential Discount(s)
Materials List
  • This workshop includes an optional materials kit fee including paper and printing tools, for use during the workshop. It is recommended that students enroll by June 4 to receive the kit in time.

  • For subsequent registrants, an alternative materials list will be provided.

Course Requirements: 

  • This course requires you to have a computer with an internet connection; camera and mic to participate in an online course setting; and ZOOM Web Conferencing App installed.

Section Notes
  • All times are listed for Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

  • Course teaching method: Synchronous                                                                                 

  • Synchronous: Taught through an online learning environment, allowing for the instructor and students to meet during scheduled times. Includes lectures, demos and discussions via Zoom.
  • Course details subject to change. Please check this page regularly to verify information. After registering for a course, visit your student profile page for updates.
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