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The Design Conference Presents: Letterpress with Nicole Phillips



Description

In conjunction with The Design Conference and Design College Australia, Australian Designer and Typographer Nicole Phillips will be sharing her techniques of letterpress and typesetting.

In this hands-on 3hr session, participants will gain an overview of the history of handset type and letterpress printing before undertaking a brief which calls for both conventional and experimental approaches to typesetting. Participants will produce an A4 letterpress print onto luxurious cotton based paper stock using Design College Australia’s awesome letterpress equipment, while under the instruction of letterpress geek Nicole Phillips 

ABOUT NICOLE PHILLIPS

Nicole Phillips is a designer and print enthusiast, she has published a number of books and limited edition type-based art pieces and her work is lauded by typographers across Australia. From her Brisbane studio she works across a range of restored antique letterpress printing equipment, producing her work with an extensive library of handset wooden and metal type pieces.

www.typographher.com

ABOUT THE DESIGN CONFERENCE

Five years ago we started dreaming of designing an event experience, tailored to the creative industry. We envisioned world class speakers, incredible audio-visual production, interactive side-events and hands on learning opportunities. This is ultimately an event which provides a high-value experience for its audience, speakers, supporters and sponsors.

In 2011, we made our biggest step — the first. What we lacked in experience was overshadowed by our ability to deliver a unique event that people loved. The next 3 years were spent expanding the event into the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne, before returning our focus to our creative locale: Brisbane.

With four years under our belt, The Design Conference 2015 was delivered at the Brisbane Powerhouse, a world class venue in the heart of Brisbane. We were humbled by the positive feedback, which was perhaps best epitomised by Andy Wright, from ‘For The People’, who tweeted “…it was the best event I’ve ever been to…”

We cant wait for this years event. It will be a dream come true.

We love you Brisbane.

www.thedesignconference.com.au

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What you will get
  • All materials provided!
  • Fast tracked entrance to The Design Conference!
  • Lunch included!

What to bring
  • Please bring a preferred drawing pencil.
  • All long hair should be tied back
  • Please be sure to wear closed in shoes + no loose/oversized clothing (or jewellery)
  • Be prepared to get a little inky or greasy or bring an apron!
What to wear

Casual. Wear something you don't mind getting messy :)


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Work-Shop

Vendor sincce 2014

Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.

From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.

Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Northern Rivers, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

REFUNDS

Work-Shop requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email learn@work-shop.com.au to organise a refund.

CANCELLATIONS

We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Work-Shop or organised by Work-Shop must agree to these terms and conditions.

1.) LIABILITY WAIVER

  •  Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
  • Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.

I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Work-Shop.


2.) PHOTO & VIDEO

I agree to give Work-Shop unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Work-Shop classes and events or on Work-Shop’s premises. (Don’t worry, we’ll only these use to show others how much of a rad time you’re having through social media, newsletters, blogs, website and general Work-Shop promo material)

3.) REFUNDS

Work-Shop requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email learn@work-shop.com.au to organise a refund.

4.) CANCELLATIONS

We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes. Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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Joanna

01 June 2016 • The Design Conference Presents: Letterpress with...

A fantastic introduction to Letterpress by an exceptional presenter, in an amazing studio space.

Susan

30 May 2016 • The Design Conference Presents: Letterpress with...

It gave me a taste of letterpress printing and left me with a thirst for more. Nicole was a great instructor with a wealth of knowledge.

David

30 May 2016 • The Design Conference Presents: Letterpress with...

Theory, tools and requirements for working on letterpress machines.

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