Archives for January 2014

Elizabeth Soutar Bookbinding 2013 awards ceremony

The awards cer­e­mo­ny for the 2013 Eliz­a­beth Soutar Book­bind­ing com­pe­ti­tion will be held at the Nation­al Library of Scot­land on 21 Feb­ru­ary 2104.  All the 2013 com­pe­ti­tion entries will be dis­play for this event. This Eliz­a­beth Soutar Book­bind­ing award aims to encour­age the prac­tice and devel­op­ment of cre­ative and craft bind­ing skills, and the com­pe­ti­tion is […]

Grants in printing history for 2014

The Print­ing His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety awards a num­ber of grant to sup­port research on top­ics relat­ing to the his­to­ry of print­ing, and pub­lish­able reports on archives relat­ing to the his­to­ry of print­ing. The grants sup­port his­tor­i­cal research in print­ing tech­nol­o­gy, the print­ing and relat­ed indus­tries, print­ed mate­ri­als and arte­facts, type and type­found­ing, print cul­ture, and printing […]

Book to mark the 200th anniversary of the Columbian Press

Print­ing tech­nol­o­gy his­to­ri­an Bob Old­ham and hand print­ing press col­lec­tor and researcher Patrick Goossens have co-authored a new book about George Cly­mer’s Columbian hand press for the 200th anniver­sary of its inven­tion. The book includes a bio­graph­i­cal sum­ma­ry about George Cly­mer, some new infor­ma­tion about the devel­op­ment of the Columbian, and reports on Bob’s world-wide […]