Archives for February 2015

Bookbinding competition entries on display

Exam­ples of mod­ern craft book­bind­ing are on dis­play in the entrance hall of the Nation­al Library of Scot­land on George IV Bridge, Edin­burgh until 8 March. They are the entries to the 2014 Eliz­a­beth Soutar Book­bind­ing Com­pe­ti­tion, which attracts binders from all over Europe. Entries are bound exclu­sive­ly for the com­pe­ti­tion and a prize of […]

Exhibition on printing in Glasgow

A major exhi­bi­tion is open­ing at the Hunter­ian Art Gallery of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Glas­gow on Fri­day 27 Feb­ru­ary 215. Inge­nious impres­sions: the com­ing of the book charts the devel­op­ment of the earlt print­ed book in Europe and explores the tran­si­tion from man­u­script to print and its impact on late medieval soci­ety. The Uni­ver­si­ty of […]

Douglas Grant

The Edin­burgh print­er and pub­lish­er, Dou­glas Grant, died in July 2014. He was a sig­nif­i­cant fig­ure in the print­ing and pub­lish­ing indus­try, lat­ter­ly as the man­ag­ing direc­tor of Scot­tish Aca­d­e­m­ic Press. Ear­li­er, he had been the man­ag­ing direc­tor of Oliv­er & Boyd, and was involved in the efforts to save R & R Clark around […]

Doves Press type recovered

Design­er Robert Green has been try­ing to recov­er the Doves Press type, thrown into the Thames at Ham­mer­smith Bridge by T J Cob­­den-Sander­­son in 1913, after a dis­pute with his for­mer busi­ness part­ner Emery Walk­er. Green has been able to recov­er about 150 pieces of type (the rest have been cov­ered on con­crete dur­ing repairs […]

Where is printing being taught

The Nation­al Print­ing Her­itage Trust is attempt­ing to answer the ques­tions ‘Where is print­ing being taught?’ and ‘In what man­ner is print­ing being taught (as a hob­by, a pro­fes­sion, an art or a craft)? Email Paul Nash, edi­tor of Print­ing His­to­ry News, with any infor­ma­tion. paul@strawberry.co.uk