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January Program – BUCHSTABEN, January 11, 2023

January 11, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Colorado Calligraphers’ Guild January Program


Presented by Louise Grunewald

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

6:30-8:00pm MDT

Members: free, Non-members: $10

Members need not register. Non-members please register below. 

A Zoom link will be sent to current members and program registrants a few days before the program. This program will be recorded for future viewing. Please contact Ann Hiemstra with questions at workshops@coloradocalligraphers.com.

Program Description

In this presentation Louise Grunewald will show the process of creating her book BUCHSTABEN. The title translates from the German to LETTERS.

After a 2009 visit to the Klingspor Museum of Book and Letter Arts in Offenbach, Germany, where she saw the original works of Rudolf Koch, Louise was inspired to create a book in his honor. Koch, a calligrapher and type designer who lived in the early part of the 20th century, has been one of her “calligraphic heroes” over the years. He was a true artist and his Neuland alphabet is a favorite.

Louise began by designing her own version of Neuland. After she was satisfied with her letters, and the accompanying illustrations, she converted them all to printing plates. She then hand printed the signatures on her etching press, created a cover, and bound the book utilizing an open codex structure. The involved process will be shown from start to finish.

BUCHSTABEN currently resides in the permanent collection of the Klingspor Museum. Time permitting, Louise will also show some examples of recent works that include lettering, printmaking, painting, and bookmaking.

About Louise

Louise Grunewald is a lettering artist, printmaker, painter, and book artist. She lives in Durango, Colorado USA where she maintains her studio, Western Hands. Louise’s studio work is often taken from her sketchbook impressions of time spent outdoors and travels to new environments. She is also fascinated with letterforms as design elements. In recent years Louise has been creating original and limited edition hand-lettered books incorporating her prints, paintings, and text. Her work can be seen in numerous private and public collections in the United States and internationally. Collections include the New Mexico History Museum, University of Arizona Special Collections, San Francisco Public Library Special Collections, and the Klingspor Museum of Book and Letter Arts, Offenbach, Germany.




January 11, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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