HarperCollins celebrating 200 years

Harper­Collins have launched a web­site cel­e­brat­ing 200 years of the busi­ness. The illus­trat­ed web­site includes sec­tions on its print­ing his­to­ry in Scot­land (William Collins of Glas­gow and Thomas Nel­sons of Edin­burgh) as well as the print­ing his­to­ry of Harpers in New York. Explore the web­site at: 200 years of Harper­Collins pub­lish­ers.

Letterpress course in Dundee

A let­ter­press work­shop will be held in the Print Stu­dio at Dundee Con­tem­po­rary Arts on Sat­ur­day 26 May 2018, 10am-6pm. Led by John Eas­son of Quar­to Press, this is an oppor­tu­ni­ty to learn the basics of let­ter­press print­ing using authen­tic peri­od press­es with type, wood-let­ter and illus­tra­tion blocks. For full details, and how to book […]

Call for contributions

A book enti­tled Print­ing colour 1700–1830: his­to­ries, tech­niques, func­tions and recep­tion is being planned as a fol­low-up to the con­fer­ence of the same name held in April 2018. Sub­mis­sions are sought from schol­ars, cura­tors and prac­ti­tion­ers — any­one who cares for colour-print­­ed mate­r­i­al, seeks to under­stand how it is pro­duced and used, of engages with […]

St Bride Wayzgoose 2018

St Bride Foun­da­tion is hold­ing its annu­al fundrais­ing event on Sun­day 20 May 2018, 10am-4pm. Buy and sell equip­ment, type, orna­ments, books, prints, sta­tion­ary and meet fel­low print­ers. All pro­ceeds go to St Bride Library. For more details see the St Bride web­site.

St Bride’s opening in May

St Bride’s Library will be open on Wednes­day 2 May and Wednes­day 16 May 12 noon – 8pm. The library is open on the first and third Wednes­day of each month. Please email in advance (library@sbf.org.uk) to let the library know that you intend to vis­it as space in the Read­ing Room is lim­it­ed. There […]

Conference in Birmingham

Reg­is­tra­tion is open for a con­fer­ence at the Cen­tre for Print­ing His­to­ry and Cul­ture at Birm­ing­ham City Uni­ver­si­ty. Script, print, and let­ter­forms in glob­al con­texts: the visu­al and the mate­r­i­al will be held on Thurs­day 28 June and Fri­day 29 June, and more details of speak­ers etc, and book­ing details can be found on the […]

Print Futures Awards 2018

The appli­ca­tion process is open for Print Futures Awards 2018. The grants are open to UK res­i­dents aged between 18 and 30, to help pay for recog­nised UK train­ing cours­es or devel­op work­place skills. The appli­ca­tions are open until mid­night on 29 April 2018, and more details can be found on the Print­ing Charity’s web­site.

Display on the history of the Scotsman

There is a dis­play fol­low­ing the his­to­ry of the Scots­man at the Nation­al Library of Scotland’s George IV Bridge build­ing in Edin­burgh. From 18 Jan­u­ary to Sun­day 8 April 2018 the library’s  trea­sures dis­play on The Scots­man: 200 years of a Scot­tish news­pa­per will tell the sto­ry of The Scots­man. It will show how the […]

St Bride’s Library opening

St Bride’s Library is next open on Wednes­day 21 March 12 noon – 8pm. The library is open on the first and third Wednes­day of each month. Please email in advance (library@sbf.org.uk) to let the library know that you intend to vis­it as space in the Read­ing Room is lim­it­ed. There is no charge for […]

Printing Historical Society Grants

The Print­ing His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety oper­ates a pro­gramme of awards for research on top­ics relat­ing to the his­to­ry of print­ing and for pub­lish­able reports on archives relat­ing to the his­to­ry of print­ing. Grants are lim­it­ed to sup­port­ing his­tor­i­cal research in print­ing tech­nol­o­gy, the print­ing and relat­ed indus­tries, print­ed mate­ri­als and arte­facts, type and type­found­ing, print cul­ture, […]