Archives for August 2014

Printing Historical Society Conference

The Print­ing His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety is hold­ing a con­fer­ence on 13 and 14 Novem­ber 2014 at the St Bride Insti­tute in Lon­don. ‘Land­marks in Print­ing: from ori­gins to the dig­i­tal age’ is being held to mark the Soci­ety’s 50th anniver­sary year. As well as the var­ied pro­gramme of speak­ers, there will be demon­stra­tions of his­tor­i­cal printing […]

Allan Waterston

The mil­i­tary career of Edin­burgh print­er, Allan Water­ston, who recent­ly died aged 92, is high­light­ed in the obit­u­ary pub­lished in the Dai­ly Tele­graph. He saw active ser­vice in North Africa, Italy and Aus­tria in World War II. His war ser­vice inter­rupt­ed his stud­ies at the Lon­don Col­lege of Print­ing, and on their final com­ple­tion he […]

Letterpress Workshops at Robert Smail’s

Nation­al Trust for Scot­land’s Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works are run­ning work­shops for any­one with an inter­est in typog­ra­phy and print­ing at the begin­ning of Novem­ber. Par­tic­i­pants will have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to print with wood­en type to cre­ate their own posters, gift paper or typo­graph­ic illus­tra­tions. Book­ing with the Prop­er­ty is essen­tial. The work­shops run from […]