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Designing with Typography

Join us on Saturday, October 21 for the second of two virtual lectures with design binder Brenda Gallagher.

“As a graphic designer, I enjoy making designs for books using letterforms in my designs. I’ll show you several ways to use letters as objects of design and discuss several ways of getting letter designs onto a leather binding including; tooling, painted incisions, debossing with cut shapes and polymer plates.”

Missed the Lecture? No problem, you can access a recording of the lecture.


About the Speaker

Brenda Gallagher is a graphic designer, book artist and fine bookbinder living in Niwot, Colorado. She has worked designing commercial books and magazines for over 25 years in the Boulder area and serves on the board of the Boulder Book Arts League. Her work has been included in several juried shows for the Guild of Bookworkers and Open/Set bookbinding shows, many of which have traveled nationally.

Brenda is an enthusiastic teacher of letterpress printing and bookbinding for students of all ages. She is also a graduate of the American Academy of Bookbinding in Telluride where she earned a diploma in Design Fine Bookbinding.


American Bookbinders Museum

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