Barbara Tetenbaum

Barb Tetenbaum (Professor and Dept. Head, Book Arts) is an artist working in printed books and installation. She founded her imprint, Triangular Press, in 1979 and this work can be found in many private and public collections in the US and abroad. She is the recipient of two Fulbright Lecture awards to teach in Germany and the Czech Republic as well as other honors including a Koopman Distinguished Chair at the Hartford Art School in 2012 and a Sally Bishop Fellowship at the Center for Book Arts in New York City in 2011. She has taught workshops at Haystack School of Crafts, Penland, Wells College, Idyllwild, Pyramid Atlantic, Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, and the Paper and Book Intensive. BS (Fine Art) University of Wisconsin-Madison, MFA (Printmaking) School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Barbara Tetenbaum has been a major contributor to the following articles:

Setting Type By Hand

Setting type by hand, one sort, or letter, at a time, takes a great deal of patience and practice. These guidelines will facilitate the hand typesetting process and are important to the longevity of the type. 10 Steps to Perfect Typesetting Count your sorts!┬áMake sure you have enough type in … Continue reading

Pressure Printing

Pressure printing is an alternative image-making technique by which a flexible plate (backing sheet) is placed behind the press sheet and run over a type-high, inked surface. The resulting image is made up of a combination of haloing ink and varying degrees of pressure from the backing sheet. A variety … Continue reading

Letterpress Films

Documentary filmmaking has kept pace with letterpress printing’s resurgence in popularity. Farewell, Etaoin Shrdlu “Farewell, Etaoin Shrdlu” was filmed by David Loeb Weiss in 1978 on the last day the New York Times was printed using Linotype and other hot type methods to produce the newspaper. It is narrated by … Continue reading