AIGA LA’s first fieldtrip of the year is a Curator’s Tour of the International Printing Museum.
Curator Mark Barbour will give AIGA LA members a special working tour of the Printing Museum with its world-class collection of antique printing presses and typecasting machines. From hand-casting metal type and printing your own page of the Gutenberg Bible to 19th century newspaper presses and the wonderful Linotype machine of 1890, this working tour will focus on the history of type and printing processes from letterpress and engraving to lithography. Following the tour, guests will be able to have their name cast on the Linotype and Ludlow machines, print their own keepsakes on vintage presses large and small, from the Civil War-era Lowe Press to the majestic Columbian Press of 1813, using wood and metal type and historic images. Vintage typography and design books from the Printing Museum’s library will be available for AIGA members to peruse and enjoy.
Fieldtrip is limited to 25 guests.
Tour will begin promptly at 10:00 AM.
PARKING & TRANSPORTATION
There is a free parking lot for visitors. Please do not park in front of the neighboring businesses in the parking lot. There is also additional parking in the shopping center across the street. For public transportation visit metro.net for schedules.
ABOUT THE MUSEUM
The International Printing Museum is a dynamic museum devoted to bringing the history of books, printing, and the book arts to life for diverse audiences. The staff and volunteers make it their mission to take one of the world’s most significant collections of antique printing machinery and interpret it for today’s audiences through working demonstrations and theater presentations.
Since 1988, we have reached over 500,000 people, both those visiting the Museum and those we have visited via History in Motion, the Museum’s innovative schools outreach program, and taught about the history of books and printing, great inventions and inventors that helped make our world. The International Printing Museum has been recognized worldwide for the size and importance of its collection and for the successful and creative approach to interpreting the collection for the community and the world at large.
How this program fulfills the vision of AIGA LA
Community: Creating open, inclusive, diverse spaces for conversation and connection
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