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Broadside or Broadsheet?
Commonly to be broadsided is to be the target of a strongly worded critical attack. Historically, it is a nearly simultaneous firing of all the guns from one side of a warship targeting the enemy.
A Broadsheet is the largest size of a newspaper format. Meaning that you are getting the most news possible.
This printing workshop will explore the wonders of letterpress by combining printed letterforms and graphic images. Printing techniques will be the focus as well as designing for large sheets that can be used as posters or broadsheets or broadsides. Politics aside or not, this will be a creative class or writers and artists in large format!
Lunch each day is included. Lodging is available on campus $75/night, private room & bath.
Instructor: Richard Reitz Smith
Richard Reitz Smith is a letterpress and book artist who excels in marrying traditional techniques with technology and is the Book Arts Program Chair and Studio Manager at Maine Media. He is the owner of DoubleDoor Creative in Camden, ME. In 2015, Richard was the first Book Artist in Residence at Maine Media where he wrote, illustrated, printed, and bound a limited-edition abecedary of alliterative haiku. Richard received a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in painting and illustration.
After working for three years developing products for Crayola and Liquitex, he returned to school and earned an MFA in graphic design (Tyler School of Art- Temple University). Then started a five-year tour of universities as an art and design professor which led him to New York City, where he taught at Pratt Institute and School of Visual Arts. While doing this, he freelanced as an illustrator and graphic designer for companies like The GAP, Macy's, American Craft Museum, Metlife, Pearson Education, and Scholastic. Then he took positions at Clicquot, Inc. and Clinique Cosmetics consecutively. For Clinique Cosmetics, he managed multi-million-dollar, international, seasonal product and promotional launches as the director of package design worldwide. For Clicquot, Inc. he was a one-person art department for the wine importer/promoter of Veuve Clicquot, Krug, Bouchard, and many other ultra-premium wines. It was in NYC, that he found and frequented The Center for Book Arts learning much about letterpress and the book as an art form.