Digital Fonts & Typography for Letterpress Printing

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Digital Fonts & Typography
for Letterpress Printing
FREE Webinar

Register Now Tues 25 Nov 2014, 9:00 am Pacific / noon Eastern / 19:00 CEST Letterpress Fonts??? On the Web?!?!? Well, sorta.…

In this webinar, Peter Fraterdeus tells you how to get the best possible results from 21st century “digital letterpress.” He examines some of the necessary adjustments to commercial fonts, and best practices for typographic finesse using digital tools, prior to taking the plate to the press.

Letterpress has become a fully revitalized medium in the 21st century, after being left for dead in the 1980s. The combination of high-tech and high-touch has triggered enormous enthusiasm from a new generation of designers and clients. Not just for wedding invitations anymore, this ain’t your grandma’s letterpress!

There will also be a live Q&A Session at the end of the webinar where you can ask Peter your perplexing questions!

Peter Fraterdeus is an unapologetic typographic conservative and social liberal, Irish fiddler, calligrapher, letterpress printer, semantic strategist and philosopher. Winner of two National Endowment for the Arts grants, in calligraphy and lettercarving (1980), and type design (1986).

He’s the designer of the Prospera and Quanta font families, and others (available from fine font vendors, ask for them!). Both are great for letterpress 😉

He’s taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia College Center for Book and Paper Arts, Hamilton Woodtype & Printing Museum, Gallerie P98a (Erik Spiekermann’s Letterpress Studio in Berlin), IUAV (Venice) and many other venues.

He’s the founder and design director of Slow Print Letterpress Studio offering a unique combination of real-world impression and typographic finesse on the world’s finest papers (or funkiest, chipboard, whatever! Your call!)

He’s also a web strategist and developer at semiotx​.com specializing in the Plone CMS.

Peter’s unapologetic blog (of sorts) is on Google+ at and his website is (of course) http://​fraterdeus​.com
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Thomas Phinney

Thomas Phinney was CEO of FontLab until 2019, when he retired from FontLab to pursue his font detective work and type design. Previously he worked at Extensis (web fonts and font management tools) and Adobe (as product manager for global fonts and typography). Thomas is also a teacher, writer, and consultant on fonts and typography. He has been consulted by Apple, Adobe, Microsoft, Oxford University Press, a “big three” US auto maker, the US Treasury Department, and PBS “History Detectives,” among others. He teaches type design with Crafting Type and has been a repeat guest lecturer for MA Typeface Design at the University of Reading. Since 2004 he has been a board member of ATypI, the international typography association. His typeface Hypatia Sans is an Adobe Original with over 3000 glyphs per font.

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