Archives for 2017

Opening times at St Bride

The St Bride Library Read­ing Room is open to the pub­lic from 12 noon to 8pm on the first and third Wednes­day of each month. Remem­ber to email the library (library@sbf.org.uk) to book your vis­it in advance.

Letterpress workshop in Dundee

Dundee Con­tem­po­rary Arts are run­ning a Fes­tive Let­ter­press work­shop on Sat­ur­day 9 Decem­ber 2017. Learn the basics of let­ter­press print­ing using authen­tic peri­od press­es and type with John Eas­son of the Quar­to Press, and make your own sea­son­al greet­ing card.

Open day at Edinburgh Printmakers

Edin­burgh Print­mak­ers’ annu­al Open Day is on Sat­ur­day 18 Novem­ber this year. Enjoy hands-on events for all the fam­i­ly, or take part in a print­mak­ing work­shops and deomn­stra­tions and stu­dio tours. You can find out more about the Cap­i­tal Project, as the stu­dio pre­pares to re-locate to Foun­tain­bridge in 2019.

Wood engraving course in Dundee

Dundee Con­tem­po­rary Arts are run­ning a four-week course on wood engrav­ing on Tues­day evenings in Novem­ber 2017. Learn how to use fine engrav­ing tools to cre­ate detailed designs on the end grain sur­face of a hard wook block. For full details see the print studio’s web­site.

Autumn workshops in Aberdeen

There are still places left on work­shops in Novem­ber 2017 tak­ing place at Pea­cock Visu­al Arts. There’s a book­bind­ing work­shop on 11 Novem­ber, and a mono-screen­print course on 26 Novem­ber. If you would are inter­est­ed in oth­er tech­niques, such as etch­ing, dry­point, lith­o­g­ra­phy, aquatint, book­bind­ing or woodcut/relief con­tact john [at] peacockvisualarts.co.uk

Printing apprenticeships

Print Scot­land, the voice of Scotland’s graph­ic com­mu­ni­ca­tions indus­try, is able to fund 16–19 year old with a prop­er Mod­ern Appren­tice­ship accred­it­ed SDS course. For more details, vis­it the Train­ing page of the Print Scot­land web­site.

Letterpress workshops at Robert Smails

Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works are run­ning let­ter­press work­shops again this autumn. Work­shop par­tic­i­pants will be able to use wood­en poster type and hand press­es to cre­ate your own let­ter­press art­works, posters and sta­tionery, with Smail’s expert staff on hand to help. Work­shops are run­ning on Sun­day 5 Novem­ber, Sat­ur­day 11 Novem­ber and Sun­day 12 Novem­ber, […]

Museum on the Mound to close

It has been announced that the Muse­um on the Mound in Edin­burgh is to close at the end of 2017. As well as the dis­plays of safe-crack­­ing and a mil­lion pounds, there is a unique dis­play of the vary­ing types of print­ing plates used to pro­duce ban­knotes and the mea­sures tak­en to defeat forg­ers over […]

Stationer’s Company archive now online

Pri­ma­ry sources from the archive of The Wor­ship­ful Com­pa­ny of Sta­tion­ers & News­pa­per Mak­ers, at Sta­tion­ers’ Hall in the City of Lon­don, have been digi­tised. The new Lit­er­ary Print Cul­ture web­site pro­vides access to a vast col­lec­tion of pri­ma­ry source doc­u­ments for the study of the his­to­ry of the book, pub­lish­ing his­to­ry, the his­to­ry of […]

Edinburgh in Print walks fully booked

This year’s Edin­burgh in Print guid­ed walks for Doors Open Day, which will look the New Town’s links to the print­ing indus­try, and­some of the traces that can still be seen, are now ful­ly booked. Future walks will be announced on this web­site and on Twit­ter — @PrintScot