Fourteen typographic broadsides, Spring 2017

In Spring 2017 each student selected a quote by an important typographer or designer. Each quote was handset and printed in the Stanza 153 Press shop at San Francisco State University. Special thanks to Prof. Mario Laplante for making the types in the printmaking room of the Art Department available to our design students. The quotes were printed on either Rives BFK or Stonehenge paper, approximately 12 x 18. Go to high res images of the broadsides.

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01. Choice of Typeface, by Jost Hochuli & Robin Kinross
Broadside by Biagio Abdelmannan.

02. A Fool Cannot Be an Artist, by Eric Gill
Broadside by Kristina Brandt.

03. Technical Erudition, by Edmund Bishop
Broadside by Sam Burks.

04. Typographic Design Process, by Thomas James Cobden
Broadside by Domenic Decarlo.

05. Word Space, by Adrian Frutiger
Broadside by Marvin Esquivel.

06. The new typography, by Jan Tschichold
Broadside by Tony Li.

07. Fifty Penguin years (book review)
Broadside by Jessica Lim.

08. I Am Type, By Frederic W. Goudy
Broadside by Korina Moreno.

09. The practice of typography, by Theodore Low De vinne
Broadside by A.J. Plummer.

10. Typography exists to honor content, by Robert Bringhurst
Broadside by Paige Schouten.

11. Compromise, by Eric Gill
Broadside by Justin Sisk.

12. New Techniques, New Craftsmanship, by Adrian Frutiger
Broadside by Hugo Suarez.

13. The Skeleton of a Letter, by Adrian Frutiger
Broadside by Wayne Yuan.

14. Detail in Typography, by Jost Hochuli
Broadside by Spencer Zak.

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Type Faces from Stanza 153 Press – Vol. 2 – Fall 2016

In Fall 2016, we once again printed a specimen book that included quotes selected by the students. Below is a slide show of the pages from the book. To see all pages as individual images, visit the specimen book flickr album here. You can also download the specimen book PDF here (8MB).

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Type Faces from Stanza 153 Press – Vol. 2 – Fall 2016

Colophon

Type Faces from Stanza 153 Press, Vol. 2. Handset and printed on a Challenge 15MP Proof Press by the students of DAI 226 Modern Letterpress Printing, San Francisco State University. Fall 2016, Pino Trogu, instructor. Forty numbered copies printed on Moorim Pacesetter Silk paper.

Special thanks to Meredith Eliassen and Mario Laplante.

Selections by:
Eddy Bach – i
Barbara Gomez – ii
Christian Gomez – iii
Melissa Gonzalez – iv
Yuko Kuranuki – v
Alan Liu – vi
Lingling Ma – vii
Denise Madayag – viii
Che-Niya Minor – ix
Genaro Morales Lopez – x
Nicolas Noratto – xi
Ashley Pae – pxii
Sinclair Riley – xiii
Jimmy Ritson – xiv
Erin Stillwell – xv
DanielleRose Tia – xvi
Pino Trogu – xvii
De Hao Wang – xviii

H – Haiku booklet – Stanza 153 Press

Haiku booklet – Idea and coordination by Sinclair Riley, teaching assistant

Eighteen haikus by the students of DAI Modern Letterpress Printing, Pino Trogu, instructor. Fifty numbered copies handset and printed on Moorim Pacesetter Silk paper. Stanza 153 Press, San Francisco State University, October 2016.

Slideshow of pages is below. See individual images of haiku book on flickr. Download PDF of haiku book here.

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H – Haiku booklet

DAI 226 Modern Letterpress Printing
Trogu / SFSU / Fall 2016

H (cover)

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Table of Contents

1 BODY – Nicolas Noratto
2 MEMES – Alan Liu
3 Crap Advice – Jimmy Ritson
4 SAIL – Denise Madayag
5 Calculation – Lingling Ma
6 Westinghouse – Pino Trogu
7 Grey – Erin Stillwell
8 TOO MUCH – Eddy Bach
9 YOU – Yuko Kuranuki
10 body – De Hao Wang
11 Teclear – Genaro Morales Lopez
12 Enigma of Life – Che-Niya Minor
13 Don’t Cry – Barbara Gomez
14 Morning – Sinclair Riley
15 talk. – Melissa Gonzalez
16 Love – DanielleRose Tia
17 YUM – Ashley Pae
18 Can’t Wait – Christian Gomez

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BODY

dependent body
why is health subjective now?
retrograde body

1 – Nicolas Noratto

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MEMES

I have lost my mind
All I can do now is meme
O sh!t it dat boi

2 – Alan Liu

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Crap Advice

Force yourself to rush;
Find clarity in your gut,
Excess thought blurs truth.

3 – Jimmy Ritson

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SAIL

Somewhere beyond the
sea, lies the key to endless
possibilities

4 – Denise Madayag

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Calculation

I count my fingers
not only for math homework
but for this haiku

5 – Lingling Ma

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Westinghouse

Empty pockets else
Crazy noise is the result
When coins drop in drum

6 – Pino Trogu

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Grey

stormy morning sky
rain drops wake up sleeping trees
tastes like hot black tea

7 – Erin Stillwell

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TOO MUCH

So damn serious
I do not understand why
I’m just here for fun

8 – Eddy Bach

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YOU

Like how light does
your sincere smile dispels darkness
in my heart

9 – Yuko Kuranuki

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body

they are parts of me
it is full of energy
i use it all day

10 – De Hao Wang

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Teclear

Throw on an apron
Put some paint on the rollers
Dance with the printer

11 – Genaro Morales Lopez

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Enigma of Life

Floating on a cloud
Dreaming about the future
Who will I be then

12 – Che-Niya Minor

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Don’t Cry

Sniff sniff, get away
I love you, I love you too!
but I don’t need you.

13 – Barbara Gomez

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Morning

Still air in still room.
Lights stays stagnant an hour but
still, I can’t get up.

14 – Sinclair Riley

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talk.

Spooning is our talk
bodies curled atmospheres
with no words between

15 – Melissa Gonzalez

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Love

Please be gentle with me
My mind holds secrets to keep
My heart aches for love

16 – DanielleRose Tia

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YUM

eggs, bacon, pancakes
cheeseburger, french fries, soda
spaghetti, meatballs

17 – Ashley Pae

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Can’t Wait

your gentle kisses
and other feral blisses
haunt my memory

18 – Christian Gomez

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Stanza 153 type specimen book (slide show, images and PDF)

A Specimen Book of Type Faces from Stanza 153 Press is our first publication. It was hand produced by the students of the DAI 226 Modern Letterpress Printing class, Spring 2016, San Francisco State University, Pino Trogu, instructor. Below is a slide show of the pages from the book. To see all pages as individual image, visit the specimen book flickr album. You can also download the specimen book PDF high-res version (18MB) or smaller size PDF file (5.5MB). The colophon from the book is included below after the slide show.

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A Specimen Book of Type Faces from Stanza 153 Press

Colophon

This book was handset & printed on a Challenge Proof Press by the students of DAI 226 Modern Letterpress Printing, San Francisco State University, Spring 2016. Pino Trogu, from the Design Department, was the instructor.

Each student composed & printed a page with a favorite quote & one with a personal design, using a variety of large-size wooden letters & other printing elements. The students also composed & printed the additional pages. A Specimen Book of Type Faces from Stanza 153 Press is our first publication. Sixty numbered copies were assembled & wire-o bound in Room 153, Fine Arts Building, in May 2016.

Special thanks to Nathan Atkinson, Tom Bier, Kurt Daw, Meredith Eliassen, Les Ferriss, Walter & Norman Hicks, Lizzy Hirsch, Eric Holub, Michael Karner, Friday lunch group, Fritz Klinke, Peter Koch, Diana Kohnke, LCA & DAI at SFSU, Nancy Noble, The Greenwood Press, & Mattie Taormina.

Numbered pages, arranged in alphabetical order by last name, include quotes selected and hand-set by each student. Beginning of each quote is given below:

I want — Andy An  p.1
Parse — Corey Blevins  p.2
Because — Garrett Frisbey  p.3
Goodbye — Carlos Garcia  p.4
When — Francheska Machado  p.5
Kites — Travis Mackin  p.6
Though — Nella Ocampo  p.7
Feet — Natalie Reclosado  p.8
The way — Sinclair Riley  p.9
Fashion — Jessica Rosario  p.10
The function — Shea Sjoberg  p.11
The ratchet — Pino Trogu  p.12
To live— Audrey Walker  p.13

Publication Party: A Specimen Book of Type Faces from Stanza 153 Press

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A Specimen Book of Type Faces from Stanza 153 Press

You are invited to join us on Friday, May 20, 2016, from 1 to 4 PM, as we celebrate the birth of our first publication: A Specimen Book of Type Faces from Stanza 153 Press.

The book was handset and printed on a Challenge 15MP Proof Press by the students of DAI 226 Modern Letterpress Printing, Spring 2016, a class taught by Pino Trogu, instructor in the Design and Industry Department at San Francisco State University. It includes a selection of type faces from the printing shop with accompanying quotes from writers and artists that illustrate each type face in use. In addition, each student printed a personal page using a variety of large-size wooden letters and other printing elements.

The shop is located in Room 153, on the first floor of the Fine Arts Building on the campus of San Francisco State University. The fully accessible entrance, near Tapia Drive., is directly across from the Humanities Building.

Come tour the shop and meet the typographers, compositors and printers for an afternoon of letterforms, words, and conversation. Refreshments will be served.

Andy An
Corey Blevins
Garrett Frisbey
Carlos Garcia
Francheska Machado
Travis Mackin
Nella Ocampo
Natalie Reclosado
Sinclair Riley
Jessica Rosario
Shea Sjoberg
Audrey Walker
Kimberly Wong
Lawrence Wong
Loxang Yang