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VISUAL
PLAYGROUND
LABS #1
FABRIK
24th - 25th of September 2016

VISUAL PLAYGROUND LABS is a new series of events: satellite workshops allowing a more elaborate and practical approach towards specific graphic design and illustration topics.

#1 FABRIK

After an impressive introduction to the art of Japanese paper marbling (Suminagashi) and a prologue to the golden practices of letterpress printing, as part of the 4th edition of Visual Playground, we decided it was time we paid our friends at FABRIK a new productive visit.

This time we plan on learning as much as possible about the offset printing techniques and the finishing processes, during a specially crafted intensive workshop (2 days / 16 hours).

The inspiring presentations and experiments will take place at FABRIK (Ceremușului Street, 3-5, Bucharest) on the last weekend of September 2016.

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DAY 1 - PRINTING

september 24th
11:00 - 19:00
  • Offset printing – An introduction
  • Color facts (RGB vs CMYK, Process vs Spot)
  • Ink & Paper facts
  • Files ready for printing – Basic rules
  • Designer vs Pressman – transforming an idea into an object
  • Printing demos::
    • Typical errors, effects and solutions
    • Experimenting with various printing materials (10+)

DAY 2 - Finishing Techniques

september 25th
11:00 - 19:00
  • Standard sizes: from raw materials and machines, to finished products
  • Technical limitations: learning to work with them, not against them
  • Choosing the best fitting support for printing your ideas
  • Production trade-offs
  • Finishing demos (manual or mechanical folding, cutting, stapling, binding, stamping, embossing etc.)
  • What happens when you don't consider the:
    • file formatting
    • standard sizes
    • recommended terms for ink drying
    • the technical specifications of the raw materials (the paper fiber etc.)

IN A NUTSHELL

Most of us art directors, illustrators or graphic designers don’t usually come to face with the printing machines guilty of cess and about these thrilling mechanisms that devour kilometers of paper and gallons of ink in order to translate files into majestic objects, the more certain we can be that a book, a poster or any other project we’ve been working on for days-months-years will eventually come out as planned.

This workshop held right in the heart of the printing house and tutored by the FABRIK team will walk us through all the decisive steps for getting the perfect results after sending our precious files to the sorcerers in charge with printing them.

SPEAKERS

Fabrik is an interdisciplinary studio and shop that creates paper objects, limited edition books, foldable toys, or letterpress prints. Claudiu, Nicoleta and their team experiment and mix today’s technology with techniques from the 15th century, succeeding in turning beautiful ideas into beautiful objects. In their daily quest for better ways of shaping ideas and turning thoughts into material representations, they learn about the importance of a strong attention to details, about the value of constant patience and respect.

The objects manufactured by them have been recognized by local and international awards: honorary mention at Book Design from all over the World (Leipzig, 2015), the typographic experiment award at The most Beautiful Books in Romania (2015), the young designer award at The most Beautiful Books in Romania (2015), etc.

Their books have been the subject of several exhibitions: World Book Design 2014-2015, Printing Museum, Tokyo, Ieșit din Tipare, Museum of Art, Cluj, Romanian Design Week, Bucharest, 2013-2015.

SPEAKERS

The workshop will take place
accross two days, as follows:

DAY 1

24 september 2016

DAY 2

25 september 2016

10:30

Meet, greet & coffee

Coffee!

11:00

Workshop

Workshop

14:30

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

15:30

Workshop

Workshop

19:00

Hangout time

Hangout time

APPLY


To apply as a student / participant for visual playground labs #1: fabrik you must fill out our APPLICATION FORM. You are required to be at least 18 years old, have a portfolio of at least 3 works and accept our TERMS OF SERVICES

The participation fee is 180 RON and must be paid only if your application is successful, before the start of the event.

It includes full access to the intensive 16 hour workshop. It also includes refreshments, lunch and all of the materials required during workshops.

APPLY NOW

date:

24th & 25th of September,
8h/day (11:00 – 19:00)

seats available:

21

registrations open:

September 9th – September 20th

entry fee:

180 RON

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