Angie Butler, The University Of The West Of England

Angie Butler is a PhD. student based at The Centre for Fine Print Research at UWE. Her practice led research project investigates how we learn to design and create artists’ books through letterpress, to gain an understanding of how contemporary book artists using letterpress (with reference to traditional and new technologies), have influenced what is produced in the field: how they pass on their skills to others, based on their own background and knowledge of their subject area, and how this relates back in to studio and private press practice. /p>

Angie will discuss the LEN artists’ book Project ‘Txt Me 2 Typeset’, and hold live print demonstrations using a table top Adana press and a mobile collection of type, throughout the day

LEN is the Letterpress Etiquette Network, which operates from the Relief Studio at UWE. LEN sessions are held on Thursday evenings, for MA Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking students, staff, invited artists and guests: to print together, show examples of work, swap tips, discuss our research, and support each other - developing practice both individually and collaboratively. LEN was set up by Angie Butler, and Hazel Grainger (MA Student, Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking).

For ‘The New Art of Making Books’ Conference at Winchester, LEN is working in collaboration with Simon Goode and Ira Yonemura from LCBA (The London Centre for Book Arts) who are kindly lending their equipment and typesetting skills for the day.