Latest Book: NON SENSE (2015)
The Humanities Institute at Scripps College provides lectures, films, exhibits and discussion groups every year on a rich and multi-faceted theme. The theme this semester was silence. We adopted this theme for the Scripps College Press book project in order to investigate how we experience silence through our senses. Naturally, we discussed the fact that total silence is impossible to experience, since it only occurs in a vacuum. The students proceeded to tease out those aspects of silence that we can experience physically or metaphorically. Ten students at the Scripps College Press created, set metal type by hand, printed by letterpress and hand-bound this limited edition book on experiencing silence. Six colors of paper were chosen to suggest the way we might experience silence through the senses. Rives BFK and Arches Cover were selected for this purpose. The typeface selected was 12 pt. Centaur and Arrighi. Imagery was produced by cutting plastic Duralar stencils and coloring with Colorbox pigment pads. The book was bound in Japanese bookcloth over boards. Size: 11.625 x 7.625 inches. The book was printed in an edition of 101 copies.
Goudy Lecture: Ernst Schneidler and His Students
March 07, 2015
Scripps College Humanities Auditorium
Ernst Schneidler was one of the most influential and beloved teachers of the letter arts in the twentieth century, whose students included Georg Trump, Albert Kapr, Imre Reiner, Walter Brudi, and Rudo Spemann. This talk will present a rich selection of the calligraphy, type design and book design of Schneidler and his students in a high definition show and tell from the collection of the Letterform Archive.
Goudy Workshop: Seeing Through Letters
Rob Saunders and Colin Browne – $85
March 07, 2015
Scripps College Press
Watermarks have long been used to identify the paper mill where the paper was produced. They are usually logographic. In this workshop, you will make papers where letterforms form the watermark, creating short texts.
Scripps College Old Style
Scripps College has its own font, designed in 1941 by master type designer Frederic W. Goudy. To learn more about this unique and impressive font, click here.
Scripps Press Staff