Ontario College of Art & Design University
100 McCaul Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1W1 CANADA
Tel: 416.977.6000 Fax: 416.977.6006
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The following courses are taught by George Walker:
From Letterpress to Contemporary Typography
0.5 Credit / Studio
This course will bring art and design students together to explore applications of letterpress printing in contemporary typography. Both contemporary typography and desktop publishing have their roots in the tradition of letterpress. This tradition is introduced to students by utilizing methods of handset lead and wood type, linotype, foil-stamping, hand-cut wood, linoleum blocks, and photographic polymer plates. Moreover, contemporary design platforms provide a forum for interpreting the relationship between typography, language and meaning.
Alexa Hatanaka 2009
0.5 Credit / Studio
Students will explore the principles of relief printmaking techniques and be introduced to the tools and processes of this ancient art form. With a focus on sustainable materials and practices, students will produce black and white, colour prints, and examine a range of papers. Class demonstrations, lectures, group and individual critiques, and directed projects form an integral part of this course.
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The Book as Art:
Making Artists’ Books
0.5 credit / Studio
This course introduces visual artists to the various methods and techniques used to produce unique limited-edition book works. Printmaking processes are incorporated to create dynamic and expressive artists’ books. The emphasis is on book structures and the printing processes to create them. Fresh perspectives on old and newer technologies direct students in applying historically relevant techniques to their own work. Traditional and contemporary artists’ books are investigated through examples and discussion. Projects include the creation of several unique artists’ books, gaining rudimentary bookbinding skills as well as an awareness of contemporary artists’ book works.
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Making Artists' Books 2011 - Student Major Projects
Thanh Phu - Taggers Book 2004
Book Arts: Bookbinding
This course explores the traditional and contemporary concepts of the book as an art object and information vehicle. The instructor will demonstrate alternative book structures and bookbinding methods including sewing, case binding and the construction of boxes, slip cases and book containers. Students will produce several working book models and an independently selected project to complete this course.
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Jaclyn Pouw 2005 - bookbinding non-adhesive
From Paper to Book
This course explores the possibilities of making books from scratch. Students will first make paper from rags and linters, then print, draw and otherwise make their mark on the newly formed sheets. Finally, these pages will be bound into a book format. Books can be more than just paper between boards. Contemporary and traditional books will be examined as the class explores the nature of the book. Students will be challenged to stretch the book’s form and structure as they learn how the traditional forms of the book have evolved and how artists today are redefining this age-old structure.
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Esther Kalaba 2005 - handmade paper box and dress - Once Upon a Time
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