OSHR 1113 - Meet the Press: How the Printing Press Changed the World!

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

The printing press was a tool used to share information quickly and broadly and is now considered one of the most important inventions in history. Journey through time with us as we evolve from recording events on surfaces such as cave walls and tree bark to the use of photopolymer plates.

We will discuss how rapid production of the written word, as a result of Gutenberg’s printing press, was a major agent of change. It greatly impacted world exploration and discovery, politics, religion, and much more. We will look at the proliferation of specific typefaces as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. Come along, and learn about " minding your p’s and q’s" and the age old craft of Letterpress Printing!

Find out why the modern designers are going back to the "roots" of that industry.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.