Archives for 2017

Print installation in London

Bib­lio­clasm is a large-scale site-spe­­cif­ic print instal­la­tion by Glas­­gow-based typog­ra­ph­er Edwin Pick­stone,  high­light­ing the con­tri­bu­tion of print to social, the­o­log­i­cal, and polit­i­cal move­ments. For any­one in Lon­don, the instal­la­tion can be viewed on Fri­day 22 Sep­tem­ber 12 — 6pm, Thurs­day 28 Sep­tem­ber 6 — 9pm, and Fri­day 29 Sep­tem­ber 12 — 6pm. The instal­la­tion is […]

Edinburgh in Print guided walks

On Sat­ur­day 23 Sep­tem­ber and Sun­day 24 Sep­tem­ber there will be Edin­burgh in Print guid­ed walks. As this year marks the 250th anniver­sary of the devel­op­ment of Edin­burgh’s New Town, the walks will high­light the New Town’s links to the print­ing indus­try, and look at some of the traces that can still be seen. Book­ing […]

Baskerville Society Grant Scheme

The dead­line for appli­ca­tions to the Baskerville Soci­ety small grant scheme (up to a max­i­mum of £250) is on 30 Sep­tem­ber 2017.  Appli­ca­tions are invit­ed from schol­ars, inde­pen­dent or affil­i­at­ed, who are either engaged in research con­nect­ed to the print­er and type­founder John Baskerville (1706–75), or whose work cov­ers print­ing his­to­ry or print cul­ture of […]

Twilight taster sessions at Dundee

Dundee Con­tem­po­rary Arts are run­ning taster ses­sions at 5.30pm on Thurs­day 21 Sep­tem­ber and Thur­day 14 Decem­ber for peo­ple who would like to try one of their cours­es but are not sure which one. In this short twi­light ses­sion our tutors explain the dif­fer­ent tech­niques and show exam­ples of process­es and results. See the Dundee […]

Open Studio at Quarto Press

The Quar­to Press in Coupar Angus is tak­ing part in Perthshire Open Stu­dios 2017, and will be open to vis­i­tors dai­ly from 2–10September.  Let­ter­press type­set­ting & print­ing by hand, includ­ing vis­i­tor par­tic­i­pa­tion. Chil­dren wel­come if with adult super­vi­sion. For more details see the Open Stu­dios web­site.

September opening for St Bride Library

The St Bride Library Read­ing Room will be open to the pub­lic from 12 noon to 8pm on Wednes­day 6 Sep­tem­ber and  Wednes­day 20 Sep­tem­ber. Remem­ber to email the library (library@sbf.org.uk) to book your vis­it in advance.

Edinburgh Printmakers Market

There is a Print­Mak­ers Mar­ket at Edin­burgh Print­mak­ers this Sat­ur­day 19 August. This is a free fam­i­ly event where local mak­ers com­ing togeth­er to dis­play, sell and pro­mote their items, includ­ing jew­ellery, ceram­ics, prints, artist books and much more. Browse the stalls, dis­cov­er hand­made wares and relax with deli­cious bak­ing. More details on the Edin­burgh Print­mak­ers […]

St Bride Library catalogue online

The cat­a­logue of the St Bride Library cat­a­logue is now search­able online, through this web link.

Courses in Glasgow

The Glas­gow Print Stu­dio runs a range of cours­es on print mak­ing tech­niques, such as the week­end cours­es on wood­cut tech­niques in Sep­tem­ber 2017. Full details and how to book on their web­site.

Programme on Gill and Johnston type

Marl Oven­den’s doc­u­men­tary on the Gill and John­ston type­faces was broad­cast on BBC4 on 31 July. It is avail­able on the iPlay­er for the next cou­ple of weeks through the BBC web­site.