Archives for October 2017

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 […]