June 5-6, 2019

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La Vecchia Stamperia

Damiano Bandini loves letterpress, and movable types. This is why he still runs an old letterpress workshop in downtown Faenza, carrying on passion and knowledge handed down from father to son.

La Vecchia Stamperia is a historic workshop (Bottega Storica dell’Emilia Romagna): everything started in 1920, so this workshop has been printing movable types on paper for more than 90 years – and counting.

He has got one of the largest collection in use, of very rare metal block-prints and unique artistic wood ones.

Duration: One day
The workshop will take place at:

La Vecchia Stamperia
Via Giulio Castellani 25
Faenza (RA)
(View on Google Maps)

Wednesday 5th of June.
The workshop will start at 10.00 am
Please, be on time.

Did you buy a Heidelberg Windmill — or “Stella”, as we lovely call it in Italy — and all you need is love… sorry, experience to become a professional letterpress printer? Join us in Faenza and Damiano Bandini will share a lot of secrets with you!

You’re a proud owner of a Heidelberg Stella, and you’re going to become a professional printer, we know! Or you'll try, at least… 

Will you mainly print texts composed with a lead type or will you also use a lot of images? And what about cliché and xylography? You have to prepare your Stella in different ways, starting with the right packing. Set the preparation the wrong way, and you’ll have more than some troubles.

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Bruno Maag

Bruno began his career with an apprenticeship as a typesetter at Tages-Anzeiger, Switzerlands largest daily newspaper. He then studied Typography and Visual Communcations at Basel School of Design under Wolfgang Weingart and Andre Gürtler amongst others. After graduating Bruno emigrated to England to work for Monotype where he established their ‘custom type department’, creating fonts for the New Yorker magazine, and others.

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Richard Bailey

Richard’s background is in corporate services, but since joining Dalton Maag he’s diversified into developing the design service offering and improving the client experience.

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Duration: Two days
The workshop will take place at:
Biblioteca Comunale di Faenza (1st Floor)
Via Manfredi n. 14
Faenza (RA) (View on Google Maps)

Wednesday 5th,Thursday 6th of June.
The workshop will start at 10.00
Please, be on time.

Two day workshop on a professional approach to designing a typeface.

In the workshop Richard Bailey and Bruno Maag will explain an effective and efficient approach to designing a typeface (family). The participants will learn how to define the requirements, aesthetically, technically, linguistically, and how to setup the design process.

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Grab your ticket!

We reserved a few special discounted tickets (79€) for students.

If you are eligible, just send us an email with your ID and a proof you are really a student and we will send you a dedicated link to complete your purchase.

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