The Scripps College Press

The Scripps College Press publishes limited edition books each semester created and printed with letterpress equipment by students in Art 135: Typography and the Book Arts. Sophomores at Scripps can also select the Core III class, From Materiality to Immateriality: The Coming of the Artist Book to deepen their understanding of the book arts field.

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Please view our eight-minute video about the making of a Scripps College Press book; it is a preview of our 49-minute documentary about the Press, which you can now view at:

Sixty Over Thirty: Bibliography of Scripps College Press Books


The Scripps College Press has been making collaborative student books for thirty years, publishing one edition each semester for a total of sixty editions. This new bibliography, Sixty Over Thirty, of all the books produced by the students in the Typography and the Book Arts class, devotes four pages to each book and includes several photos of each book. The accompanying text by […]



Frederic W. Goudy Lecture: Experience, Ephemera, and Environment in Artists’ Books by Irene Chan

Irene Chan
October 01, 2016
7:00pm to 12:00am
Scripps College Humanities Auditorium

A multidisciplinary artist whose conceptual works cross and push boundaries between print media, papermaking, installation, and book art, Irene Chan holds a B.Arch with a minor in English from California Polytechnic State University and MFA from San Francisco Art Institute. Her books and works on paper have been exhibited internationally and are held in over […]

Frederic W. Goudy Workshop: Cut & Folded Books

Irene Chan – $Cost: $75 (send check to reserve a space; see address below)
October 01, 2016
Scripps College Press, Lang Room #100

Participants will make a variety of book structures that are multi-dimensional and versatile, all from cutting and folding paper and board. Then more design and material possibilities will be explored by combining these forms in unusual ways. Additional alternative structures may be shown as time allows. All experience levels (including beginner) welcome. DINNER Saturday, October […]

Latest Book: Amongst the Shelves (2016 Spring)

For the last book edition overseen by Prof. Maryatt in the collaborative series started in 1986, we decided to examine the book as an icon. We looked at significant developments in 650 years of printing history using primary sources at Denison Library, including a Gutenberg leaf, and books printed by Aldus Manutius, Nicolas Jenson, John […]

Scripps College Old Style by Frederic W. Goudy

Scripps College Old Style

Scripps College has its own font, designed in 1941 by master type designer Frederic W. Goudy.

You can purchase the full family font for $178 at

To learn more about this unique and impressive font, click here.

Scripps Press Staff

Tia Blassingame
Director, Scripps College Press
Visiting Assistant Professor of Book Arts/ Scripps Press