Rippeon Attends Wells College Book Arts Summer Institute
Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing Andrew Rippeon recently attended the Wells College Book Arts Summer Institute. The Summer Institute offers a series of workshops taught by nationally regarded craftspeople with expertise in book and paper arts, type design, and print history.
Rippeon participated in a week-long workshop led by press-expert and master printer Paul Moxon on history, maintenance and printing techniques relevant to various models of the Vandercook proof press. The advanced printing and press-maintenance Rippeon practiced during Moxon's course will be of use as Rippeon continues to develop the letterpress studio at Hamilton College (which features two models of Vandercook proof presses).