Printing for tourists

Book­ing is open for the online con­fer­ence A vis­i­tor attrac­tion: print­ing for tourists which is to take place via Zoom on 20–21 July 2021. Full details of the con­fer­ence pro­gramme and how to book are avail­able on the web­site of the Cen­tre for Print­ing His­to­ry and Culture.

Call for papers — Around the text

Pro­pos­als for papers are invit­ed on the theme of Around the Text for a con­fer­ence to be held in Apple­­by-in-West­­­mor­­land in Cum­bria in ear­ly April 2022. The con­fer­ence will con­sid­er sup­port­ing mate­ri­als and activ­i­ties around the design, pro­duc­tion, and pro­mo­tion of a print­ed text, par­tic­u­lar­ly in the Anglo­phone world. Full details of the con­fer­ence theme […]

Lecture on Jan Tschichold and typography

On Thurs­day 29 April at 7pm, Paul Stir­ton will give a talk via zoom on Jan Tschi­chold and the new typog­ra­phy. For more details and infor­ma­tion about how to book see the St Bride’s website.

Online conference on printing

Reg­is­tra­tion is open for the one day con­fer­ence on Places, spaces and the print­ing press: imprint­ing region­al iden­ti­ties organ­ised by the Cen­tre for Print­ing His­to­ry & Cul­ture in Birm­ing­ham and the Nation­al and Uni­ver­si­ty Library, Ljubl­jana, Slove­nia. It will take place online on Wednes­day 24 March 2021. Details of how to book are avail­able on […]

Online event on printing

His­to­ry of the Print­ed Image Net­work is hold­ing an online webi­nar on 22 March 2021 from 5–6.30pm on The art of indus­tri­al pub­lish­ing, look­ing at indus­tri­al pub­lish­ing and how busi­ness has used images for the fur­ther­ance of trade. The event is free but you must reg­is­ter: for more details see the Cen­tre for Print­ing History […]

Printing Charity’s Rising Star awards 2021

The Print­ing Char­i­ty’s Ris­ing Star Awards sup­port peo­ple aged 18–30 in the print­ing indus­try with their per­son­al devel­op­ment. The dead­line for this year’s sub­mis­sion is 7 March 2021. You can find out more and apply on the Print­ing Char­i­ty’s website.

Typographic Surprises!

The first event in this series organ­ised by the Print­ing His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety will take place on Fri­day 26 Feb­ru­ary at 6 pm and is free of charge. Speak­ers are Dr Alexan­dra Franklin dis­cussing 3‑D print­ing, Patrick Goossens on punch-cut­t­ing and type pro­duc­tion, and Mar­tin Killeen on ear­ly illus­trat­ed books. For more details and how to […]

Bookbinding showcase

You can join the Nation­al Library of Scot­land online for a vir­tu­al show­case of the win­ning entries for the Eliz­a­beth Soutar Book­bind­ing Com­pe­ti­tion 2020, which had the 1980s as its theme. You will be able toview the win­ning designs, and to hear from the book­binders about their respons­es to the com­pe­ti­tion brief and their creative […]

St Brides: online event

On Wednes­day 10 Feb­ru­ary at 7pm, Agyei Archer will give a talk via zoom enti­tled Do it like you do it , explor­ing the val­ue of ver­nac­u­lar design in the Eng­lish-speak­ing Caribbean. For more details and infor­ma­tion about how to book see the St Bride’s website.

Online Shop remains open

We have stocks of all our pub­li­ca­tions on the his­to­ry of Scot­land’s print­ing indus­try avail­able through our online shop. Deliv­ery may be a bit delayed, but your order will be processed as soon as possible.