Broadside class

Using the resources of the Providence Public Library, Special Collections (Updike printing Collection), the AS220 Fab Lab and computer wiz Shawn Wallace, Design Providence’s Arley-Rose Torsone, and the AS220 community Printshop teacher Meg Turner, several students created old-fashioned broadsides after browsing the specimen books in the Updike Collection. They chose fonts and cuts to fit their design, scanned them, and using a laser cutter and a computer-controlled router, created new wooden type to set in a chase. Each student came to class with a design in mind and left with an edition of their own printed broadside.
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