Author Archives: Julia Ferrari

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Julia Ferrari has been making handmade books for over 30 years in the Monadnock region as a co-founder, with her late partner Dan Carr, of Golgonooza Letter Foundry & Press, utilizing the arts of letterpress printing from metal types and hand bookbinding. As an artist/ printmaker/ poet she works composing books of poetry with original art […]

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Looking at Garamond

Our comparisons of typefaces lesson 2, part of our compilation and discussion. And of course the digital is often different from the metal type design. Comparing Garamond with other typefaces and studying its history.

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Decoding typeface identifiers

Another day of working on decoding typefaces and their identifying characteristics. We plan to make a small portible cheat sheet for type nuts, to learn identification of types on the fly.

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Deciphering Typefaces

Outlining what makes types distinct: Caslon & Baskerville.

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The Transformative Power of Craft

SEPTEMBER QUIET FIRE WEEKEND coming up: September 7 & 8 This Workshop is meant to open participants to the transformative process within the craft of letterpress. It is designed to give workshop students a new perspective across disciplines that furthers their ability to problem solve, and see in new ways, shaking up their thinking by diving deep […]

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Type archaeology

Cyrillic font, possibly type for Anna Akhmatova’s Requiem we did in 2000.

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Type archaeologists

My new intern Nick and I have been digging through galleys of standing forms to create a record and note the history of the press through the past 30 years. As part of this process we are having to decipher the typeface as well as the project.

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Golgonooza an Evanescent community

What is the meaning of evanescence, of this ever changing, moving world? Here at Golgonooza we explore the meaning of  hand work and the evanescence of art, both in the visual and natural world. Students will participate in the vital flow of craft and typography through the use of their hands, and intellect. They will […]

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The Gardens of Golgonooza

Back when the Press was first being established in Ashuelot, New Hampshire, probably our first year here, I stumbled across a reference to Alan Chadwick and French Intensive gardening. This property was pretty bleak when we arrived, with nettles and burdock waist high in the back yard. I wanted to garden so Dan and I […]

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The International School of Typography & Letters

Golgonooza Letter Foundry is the location for its teaching branch: The International School of Typography & Letters. Here we offer classes in Letterpress Typography, Improvisation, Book making, Artist Book making, and Word related arts and media. See our classes section for more info.

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