Journey/wo/man in letterpress 2023

The scheme to train in the craft of letterpress and how to work with metal type as a jounreywoman or journeyman. 20 letterpress places to choose from in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Call for participants:Dead line for your application for season 2023 is 1 October 2022 – details and application: Verein für die Schwarze Kunst.

„Journeyman Years“ in Letterpress

The journeyman years (Wanderjahre) is a tradition dating back to the Middle Ages. After completing their apprenticeship craftsmen went on a journey of working lasting three years and one day. This way of additional training was widespread in crafts like roofing and carpentery but also in the visual arts like masonry, painting and in goldsmiths. These artistic jounrmeymen made a …