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.

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 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 […]

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.

Film about Baskerville’s work

A short film about Baskerville’s punch­es will be screened for the first time at Win­ter­bourne House in Birm­ing­ham on 12 Feb­ru­ary. It demon­strates Baskerville’s work­ing meth­ods and pro­vides insights into his crafts­man­ship. The evening will also include talks about the wider project. The event is free, but book­ing is essen­tial: see the Cen­tre for Printing […]

Printers open to the public for Doors Open Day 14–15 September

Richard­son & Son Print­ers in Haw­ick will be open to the pub­lic from 11am to 1pm on Sat­ur­day 14 Sep­tem­ber. They now occu­py the print­ing works where The Haw­ick News was print­ed until 2000. The Pen-y-Coe Press and paper-mak­ing her­itage cen­tre in Penicuik will be open and there will be tours includ­ing print­ing and paper­mak­ing demonstrations […]

Quarto Press open for Perth Doors Open Days

The Quar­to Press will be open for vis­i­tors for Perth Doors Open week­end Sat­ur­day 7‑Sunday 8 Sep­tem­ber from 10am to 5pm. See and try your hand at his­tor­i­cal let­ter­press print­ing, view rare machin­ery, includ­ing type­cast­ers and press­es, and dozens of old gad­gets and objects from the trade. Option­al tours will be avail­able (no book­ing required). […]

St Bride’s Wayzegoose

St Bride’s annu­al Wayze­goose for 2019 is on Sat­ur­day 19 May 11am-4pm. Demon­stra­tions, exhi­bi­tions, meet oth­er print­ers, buy and sell let­ter­press equip­ment. For details of all the events and cours­es at the St Bride’s Foun­da­tion, see their website.