Robert Smail’s Printing Works is open

If you are plan­ning a day out, Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works in Inner­lei­then is open 1pm to 5pm, Fri­days to Mon­days each week­end. For full details of cur­rent arrange­ments are on the Nation­al Trust for Scot­land’s website.

Online presentation on printing

The Cen­tre for Print­ing His­to­ry and Cul­ture is hold­ing their sec­ond 20 x 20 Night on Thurs­day 17 June at 17:30. Tick­ets are free but book­ing is nec­es­sary, and you can reg­is­ter through their website.

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.

Justin Howes Memorial Lecture 2021

John Hud­son will give the Justin Howes Memo­r­i­al Lec­ture at St Brides Library on Thurs­day 20 May at 7pm. His talk is enti­tled The com­mand­ed let­ter: writ­ing, engrav­ing and typog­ra­phy in eigh­­teenth-cen­­tu­ry Lon­don. For more details and infor­ma­tion about how to book see the St Bride’s website.

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 […]