Archives for November 2014

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 […]