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Foil Stamped Memo Books: Adventures in Typcasting!

Milwaukee, WI CDT
Make your own custom memo books! This workshop is an introduction to two old-school technologies we use to produce shiny metallic titling on books, prints, and other ephemera. Join us to learn hot-metal typecasting and hot-f… read more

Japanese Stab Binding

Milwaukee, WI CDT
Join us for an evening of book making using a traditional, Japanese-style of decorative binding. This popular stab-binding technique results in exterior stitching patterns that are visable (and beautiful) on the front and re… read more

Hardcover Bookbinding: Blank Journals

Milwaukee, WI CDT
Our popular hardcover class is back! Try your hand at bookbinding with this beginner's-level workshop.  In this single-session class led by bookbinder, Daniel Ehn, each participant will produce their own sewn blank book with… read more

Letterpress 101: Poster Printing with Wood Type

Milwaukee, WI CDT
This class is for those looking to learn the core foundations of letterpress printing here at the shop, using our collection of historic wood type as inspiration! Ideal for anyone who would like to make their own work here i… read more
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Past Events

Milwaukee Zine Fest

Milwaukee Zine Fest

Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee Zine Fest is an annual celebration of zine culture, small press publishing, and other independent, self-created wonders in magazine-like format.  Dozens of vendors from all over the country pop up at Milwaukee Public Library's Central Branch to sell their wares: wacky, artistic, creative …
Saturday, April 30 2022 10:30 AM 4:30 PM

Riso Basics: Discover Risography with BEARBEAR

Riso Basics: Discover Risography with BEARBEAR

Milwaukee, WI
Riso Basics is an exploratory workshop for those who want to understand what Risograph prints have to offer, how the process works, and how Risography translates visual information onto the page. What makes Riso prints so alluring? How does a Risograph print specialty colors and impart that retro, …
Saturday, February 19 2022 10:00 AM 6:00 PM

Hardcover Bookbinding: Blank Journals

Hardcover Bookbinding: Blank Journals

Milwaukee, WI
Try your hand at hardcover bookbinding with this beginner's level workshop.  In this single-session class led by bookbinder, Daniel Ehn, each participant will produce their own sewn blank book with a cased-in hardcover. Starting with materials prepped in advance, Daniel will guide the group throug…
Saturday, December 11 2021 1:00 PM 3:00 PM

Riso Basics: Discover Risography with BEARBEAR

Riso Basics: Discover Risography with BEARBEAR

Milwaukee, WI
Riso Basics is an exploratory workshop for those who want to understand what Risograph prints have to offer, how the process works, and how Risography translates visual information onto the page. What makes Riso prints so alluring? How does a Risograph print specialty colors and impart that retro, …
Sat, Mar 12 2022 10:00 AM Sat, Apr 23 2022 12:00 PM

Valentine's Day: Partnering Riso and Letterpress

Valentine's Day: Partnering Riso and Letterpress

Milwaukee, WI
Whether you love Valentine's Day (or love to hate it), come join us in our collective love for print! In this workshop, we'll be printing up two different pre-designed cards (call them "valentines" or call them "nice tokens of love for someone you care about any ol' day!") Each student will experie…
Monday, February 14 2022 6:00 PM 7:00 PM

Drop Spine Boxes

Drop Spine Boxes

Milwaukee, WI
Join us for the next in our series of handcrafted box-making workshops.  Drop spine boxes are highly customizable and can store books, paper, objects, or other flat items. Each student will be provided with pre-cut supplies and will create their own drop spine box covered in bookcloth and decorativ…
Sunday, April 3 2022 1:00 PM 5:00 PM

Foil stamped mini-books: An adventure in Typecasting!

Foil stamped mini-books: An adventure in Typecasting!

Milwaukee, WI
This workshop is an introduction to two old-school technologies we use to produce shiny metallic titling on books, prints, and other ephemera. Join us to learn hot-metal typecasting and hot-foil stamping while producing two pocket-sized notebooks! Choose your own title and typography: let’s get mak…
Saturday, March 12 2022 11:00 AM 4:30 PM

Intro to Letterpress Printing: Pulling Posters on the Vandercook

Intro to Letterpress Printing: Pulling Posters on the Vandercook

Milwaukee, WI
Get to know the basics of one of the greatest printing machines in history: join us to learn the fundamentals of the Vandercook SP-15 proofing press! In this jam-packed session, N. Adam Beadel, Proprietor of Team Nerd Letterpress, will demonstrate the basic mechanisms of our Vandercook and how to …
Saturday, February 26 2022 11:00 AM 6:00 PM

Typewriter 101: Letters to Loved Ones

Typewriter 101: Letters to Loved Ones

Milwaukee, WI
Explore the wonderfully tactile world of mechanical typing during our hands-on typewriter night. Curious about these quirky old machines and how they work? Join us to learn more with our on-site collection of clackers. We'll be practicing, playing, and then typing letters to loved ones the old-fas…
Tuesday, December 14 2021 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Hardcover Bookbinding: Blank Journals

Hardcover Bookbinding: Blank Journals

Milwaukee, WI
Try your hand at hardcover bookbinding with this beginner's level workshop.  In this single-session class led by bookbinder, Daniel Ehn, each participant will produce their own sewn blank book with a cased-in hardcover and cloth-covered spine. Starting with materials prepped in advance, Daniel wil…
Monday, February 28 2022 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

The Bindery

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