*relink to Artists' Books Collection and Laboratory Press Collection of the Artists' Books*
Otis Laboratory Press is a fully functioning letterpress studio with four Vandercook proof presses and over 200 fonts. Established in 1984 by Sheila de Bretteville as part of the Communication Arts Department, the LabPress has a rich history of small edition book publishing, introducing generations of students to the origins of typography and the notion of the book as a visual communications medium. Conceived as a laboratory for aesthetic exploration and a place for practical production, the LabPress is an integral part of the graphic design curriculum. It provides a key link between traditional tools and digital media. Students actively participate and produce award-winning books that have become a permanent part of rare book collections throughout Southern California.
Open Lab Press Hours
Mon 10:00am – 10:00pm; Tues 11:00am – 3:30pm; Wed 3:30pm – 10:00pm; Th 10:00am – 7:00pm; Fri 10:00am – 5:00pm; Sat 10:00am – 1:00pm
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