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Jen Farrell of Starshaped Press

“Building Elaborate Illustrations,
One Miniscule Piece at a Time”

February 17, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


For 20 years, Jennifer Farrell of Starshaped Press has focused her letterpress work around metal type and ornament. From rigid cityscapes to organic shapes, each elaborate form challenges the limitations and physicality of the type itself. Jen will be discussing how she addresses a project from initial sketch to final print, sharing solutions for complicated designs and detailing the process through images and support materials she’ll be bringing to the lecture.

5:30 pm Reception with Light Refreshments

6:00 pm Lecture by Jen Farrell

In Collaboration with 


Workshops with Jen Farrell on February 16th & 17th



The International Printing Museum, together with BookArtsLA, is hosting a weekend of workshops with Chicago’s Jennifer Farrell on February 16-17, 2019.

If you love letterpress, consider this your Valentine’s Day gift.

Here’s how Jennifer Farrell describes her work:

Since 1999, Starshaped Press has stayed true to the original craft of letterpress, disregarding the naysayers that claim antique metal and wood type is too limiting for quality design. As an old-fashioned shop with solid presswork and hardworking mid-western gumption, I like to buck popular trends in modern, ‘couture’ printing. I’m proud to be one of the very few shops in the country working to print like it’s 1929, promote like it’s 1999 and preserve the art of physical typography so print will never die!

Learn more about Starshaped Press and see Jennifer’s work on her website www.starshaped.com

Learn more about BookArtsLA at their website www.BookArtsLA.org

Learn more about The Southern California Chapter of the American Printing History Association at www.printinghistory.org/chapters/southern-california/

This is a FREE event and RSVP is NOT required. However, to help us know how many people to prepare for it would be good if you RSVP’ed going on our Facebook Event Page


February 17, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Category:


International Printing Museum
(310) 515-7166


International Printing Museum
315 W. Torrance Blvd.
Carson, CA 90745 United States
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(310) 515-7166