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Lasercut Typography

  • 13000

Bringing Printmaking and Digital Fabrication Together!
In this workshop you will use the Epilog Mini lasercutter to design symbols and motifs, also known as ornaments to complement woodtype from AS220 type collection.   Once the ornaments are created and assembled with the type, students will be guided through creating a series of prints on the Vandercook letterpress. This first session will cover production of the wood type ornaments on the lasercutter, the second session will cover printing on the Letterpress. Materials included.
  • Saturdays, October 19th + 26th, 10-2pm

Instructor: José Menéndez

José R. Menéndez (b.08/80) grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is a graphic designer and a landscape designer with ten years of experience in landscape architecture and urban design. José completed an MFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2017. This Spring he will complete a Master of Marine Affairs from University of Rhode Island. At URI, he focuses on the application of information design and graphic design to climate science communication. He is currently teaching a Design/Technology course for the Department of Jewelry + Metalsmithing at the Rhode Island School of Design. 

Location and Parking.  The AS220 Labs is located at the Mercantile at 131 Washington Street Providence, Rhode Island on the 1st floor. The shop's entrance is located at the back of the building on Lucie Way; the shop's double doors are at the Northwest corner of the building. There is 2 hour metered on-street parking available, and parking is free on Sundays. We are also located near a parking garage with entry on Washington Street, look for the big blue parking sign.

Important Class Policies.   Please be as respectful of the short time you and the other participants have to learn and be as on time as possible. If you arrive more than a half an hour late we will not be able to teach you. Please plan ahead, it always takes time ton-street street parking. To cancel your reservation must email at least two weeks in advance, or risk losing your payment. Note, this class does not provide certification to use tools outside of class time. No prerequisites required. 

Cancellation of Classes.  If the minimum number is not met in class enrollment, the teacher may opt to cancel class. If this is the case, we will give a full refund of class payment and first choice to enroll in future classes. We will attempt to give as much notice as possible, thank you for your understanding.

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