Foil stamped mini-books: An adventure in Typecasting!

By The Bindery (other events)

3 Dates Through Jul 19, 2023

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 making!

Each student will have the chance to:

  • Assemble two simple wire-stitched notebooks using prepped materials in our bindery and our industrial stitcher and paper guillotine.
  • Experience our hot-metal foundry where we make metal type from scratch using historic Ludlow machines.  
  • Cast their own line of type using a font of their choosing.
  • Use their metal type in our foil stamper to customize their mini notebooks’ covers.

Students will leave with their completed notebooks, plus the line of metal type they created. (With the right tools at home this type can be used to foil stamp things again, or used with ink to make a letterpress impression!)

No experience necessary, though this class is designed for an adult audience and makes use of mechanical and high-temperature machinery.

**Masks are not required for this class at the time of this posting (but very welcome). We will update participants on COVID policies if necessary, prior to the class.

The Bindery

Mailing Address

347 E. Ward Street Milwaukee, WI 53207