Archives for June 2013

Exhibition on Scottish publishing at Edinburgh Napier

An exhi­bi­tion show­ing how Scot­tish mag­a­zine pub­lish­ing has devel­oped since the ear­ly 1900s is now open at Edin­burgh Napi­er Uni­ver­si­ty’s Mer­chis­ton Cam­pus. It looks at the ori­gins of the indus­try back to the 1700s but the main focus is mag­a­zine pub­lish­ing in Scot­land in the twen­ti­eth cen­tu­ry, and shows the his­to­ry of the mag­a­zines and […]

Bicentenary of the Columbian Press

The Columbian Press was invent­ed in 1813 by George Cly­mer, though it ulti­mate­ly proved more pop­u­lar in the Unit­ed King­dom. You can read more about its typ­i­cal appear­ance and dec­o­ra­tion and of how it oper­ates. The restored Grand Gallery of the Nation­al Muse­um of Scot­land in Edin­burgh has an exam­ple built in 1865 by the […]

Exhibitions at the Botanics

An exhi­bi­tion of book cov­ers, Leaf­ing through Nat­ur­al Scot­land, is at the Gate­way Gallery at the Roy­al Botan­ic Gar­den, Edin­burgh until 21 July 2013. It is curat­ed by Pub­lish­ing Scot­land, and forms part of the cel­e­bra­tions of the Year of Nat­ur­al Scot­land. This week­end is also the last chance to see Nature Print­ed: Exam­ples of […]

Stone Lithography Course

Edin­burgh Print­mak­ers Gallery is run­ning a course on stone lith­o­g­ra­phy as part of their Sum­mer School 2013. It explores the tech­niques of cre­at­ing images and print­ing using the orig­i­nal method of print­ing that ulti­mate­ly gave rise to the mod­ern off­set litho process. For more details see the Edin­burgh Print­mak­ers website

Online exhibition celebrating Scottish magazine publishing

Pub­lish­ers from across Scot­land came togeth­er on May 30 to cel­e­brate a cen­tu­ry of mag­a­zine pub­lish­ing at a Chair­man’s Recep­tion for the Pro­fes­sion­al Pub­lish­ers’ Asso­ci­a­tion Scot­land held at Nation­al Muse­ums Scot­land. The 100 Years of Scot­tish Mag­a­zine Pub­lish­ing exhi­bi­tion is a snap­shot of the indus­try’s work dat­ing as far back as the 1700s. The exhi­bi­tion will tour […]