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CC Stern Type Foundry visits BAG!

CC Stern Type Foundry visits BAG!

BAG Lecture

November 16, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

C.C. Stern Type Foundry: Preserving the Art & Industry of the Cast Letterform

Joe Green and Rebecca Gilbert of CC Stern Type Foundry will give a presentation about their work and mission, as well as a showing of ornaments and type from the foundry.

The C.C. Stern Type Foundry is a non-profit working museum of metal type and casting equipment founded in 2009 in Portland, Oregon. The organization is dedicated to preserving the heritage of America’s typecasting industry; educating people in the history of metal type and typography, its continued design influence and modern applications; and inspiring graphic artists and printers to pursue new directions using traditional practices. The foundry’s Museum of Metal Typography is a working museum–with a focus on “working.” With one of the largest collections of Monotype casting matrices in the United States, the C.C. Stern Type Foundry honors the memory of C. Christopher Stern, who built and operated the foundry at Stern & Faye, Printers of Sedro-Woolley, Washington.

Rebecca Gilbert is a co-owner/operator at Stumptown Printers, and a founding member and former Executive Director of the Independent Publishing Resource Center. She has taught workshops on zine publishing, book making and letterpress printing at universities, colleges, primary & secondary schools and info centers around the United States. Rebecca holds a BA in Art from Pacific Northwest College and a certificate for typecasting from Monotype University.

Joe Green is an award-winning poet and teacher. A printer and graduate of The Hill & Dale Typefoundry’s Monotype University, in Alta Vista, West Virginia, Joe prints poetry broadsides with his wife and partner at The Peasandcues Press in Longview, Washington. Joe was introduced to letterpress printing in Graphic Arts: Printing at California State University in Long Beach, where he received a BA in History. Joe also has a MA in English, Creative Writing, from Western Washington University. He has been teaching since 1981.

Find more information at: http://www.metaltype.org/ccstf/ 

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