Office Hours: Arley-Rose Torsone and Morgan Calderini on Designing for Letterpress
Contemporary Art Gallery
“Part of Locally Made’s One Room.
During Office Hours, artists, designers, experts, and brainiacs take the doors off of their offices and studios. Stop by for conversation or advice.
Mystery! Intrigue! Hand-Lettering! For a limited time only, the Ladyfingers will be sharing their design process as they create hand-lettered designs and discuss the workflow from initial drawing to final letterpress print.—Arley-Rose Torsone and Morgan Calderini
Free with museum admission.
Arley-Rose is a hand-letterer and type enthusiast, and has made her design and illustration obsession into a career as co-owner of Ladyfingers Letterpress, a local custom design and stationery business.
Morgan Calderini surrounds herself with rather odd yet satisfying specialties: hot air balloon building, printmaking, and pie baking are all things she takes very seriously. After having received her BFA in Printmaking from RISD in 2007, Calderini chose to redefine the hierarchical printshop archetype by establishing and managing Rhode Island’s only community printshop at AS220 with a grant from AmeriCorps VISTA. She’s taught letterpress at the AS220 Printshop and Penland School of Crafts. When she’s not baking blueberry pies or hunting for long lost litho stones that people have been using as door stops, she’s learning to fly Atlas, her 70 foot, 54,000 cu. ft. hot air balloon that she built.”