Archives for 2014

Exhibition at Dundee Contemporary Arts

The Win­ter Print Exhi­bi­tion of orig­i­nal lim­it­ed edi­tion prints made in Print Stu­dio con­tin­ues dai­ly at Dundee Con­tem­po­rary Arts until Sun­day 18 Jan­u­ary 2015. The Print Stu­dio itself is closed until Thurs­day 8 Jan­u­ary 2015. For full details of the exhi­bi­tion and for access to the print stu­dio see the Dundee Con­tem­po­rary Arts web­site.

St Bride’s Library closure

The read­ing room at the St Bride Library closed at 6pm on Wednes­day 17th Decem­ber 2014 until fur­ther notice. The details of the rede­vel­op­ment of Fleet House have yet to be announced, but the library’s peri­od of clo­sure will be used to under­take essen­tial con­ser­va­tion, care, and man­age­ment of library stock. For more details and […]

The Printing Industry and World War I

Car­o­line Archer has writ­ten an arti­cle on the print­ing indus­try dur­ing World War I. She not only looks at the direct effects on the indus­try, for exam­ple as a result of enlist­ment among print work­ers, but also the uses of print in the con­duct of the war, for exam­ple in the pro­duc­tion of maps, pro­pa­gan­da […]

Anniversary website celebrating Aldus Manutius

Manu­tius Net­work 2015 is a web­site, set up by the Con­sor­tium of Euro­pean Research Libraries, ded­i­cat­ed to the events for the cel­e­bra­tions of the fifth cen­te­nary of Aldus’s death in 2015. The aim is to pro­vide a com­pre­hen­sive pic­ture of the con­fer­ences, sem­i­nars and exhi­bi­tions in hon­our of Aldus, the Aldine press and its books […]

Dundee Printers in World War I

The Nation­al Library of Scot­land has added a num­ber of World War I ‘rolls of hon­our’ to their dig­i­tal gallery. Among them is the Roll of hon­our of Cax­ton House Print­ing Office, Dundee, pub­lished in 1920. The book includes details of the print­ing career and war expe­ri­ences of employ­ees, and in some cas­es there are also […]

Lost art of letterpress’

The BBC have put on their web­site a report of a vis­it to a let­ter­press ware­house in Mass­a­chu­setts, which has been gath­er­ing equip­ment from let­ter­press print­ing firms that are clos­ing. The ware­houe offers let­ter­press machines and oth­er equip­ment for sale to the com­mu­ni­ty of let­ter­press enthu­si­asts. You can see the video about the vis­it on […]

New book on Monotype Corporation

On 13 Novem­ber 2014, the Van­brugh Press will pub­lish His­to­ry of the Mono­type Cor­po­ra­tion by Judy Slinn, Sebas­t­ian Carter, Richard Southall and edit­ed by Andrew Boag & Christo­pher Burke. This new book will illus­trat­ed the his­to­ry of the British Mono­type Cor­po­ra­tion in its sig­nif­i­cant years from 1897 to 1992, with three sec­tions cov­er­ing the cor­po­ra­tion’s […]

Article on dictionary publishing

In her recent arti­cle on Scot­tish pub­lish­ing in Scot­land on Sun­day, Mary O’Neill describes the ‘dis­pro­por­tion­ate con­tri­bu­tion to Eng­lish lan­guage pub­lish­ing’ made by Scot­tish print­­er-pub­­lish­ers, such as W & R Cham­bers, Black­ie & Son, William Collins. The full arti­cle can be read on the Scots­man web­site.

British Printing Society annual

The British Print­ing Soci­ety have announced that the Pub­lish­ing Group annu­al vol­ume for 2013 is now avail­able for sale, along­side those for the pre­vi­ous two years. The 2013 vol­ume is enti­tled Print­ing in minia­ture and has fif­teen con­tri­bu­tions. For more infor­ma­tion, and details of how to buy a copy, see the British Print­ing Soci­ety’s web­site.

Classes for October

Edin­burgh Print­mak­ers are run­ning a num­ber of cours­es on etch­ing tech­niques this autumn, includ­ing a two-day intro­duc­to­ry course which will run on 4 and 5 Octo­ber 2014 and again at the end of Novem­ber. Oth­er cours­es at the stu­dio this autumn include more etch­ing cours­es as well as ones on lith­o­graph­ic tech­niques. Full details are […]