Display of letterpress posters

The Nation­al Library of Scot­land is host­ing a dis­play of lim­it­ed edi­tion let­ter­press posters from 1 April to 2 May at their build­ing on George IV Bridge. The posters have been designed by graph­ic design stu­dents at Edin­burgh Napi­er Uni­ver­si­ty, where print­ing was taught for more than 40 years. The posters have been inspired by […]

Comic Invention exhibition opens in Glasgow

The major new exhi­bi­tion, Com­ic Inven­tion, opened at the Hunter­ian Art Gallery on Fri­day 18 March 2016. Fea­tur­ing works by Licht­en­stein, Warhol, Picas­so and Rem­brandt, the show looks at how we tell sto­ries with pic­tures. Com­ic Inven­tion also estab­lish­es the Glas­gow Look­ing Glass of 1825 as the world’s old­est com­ic, con­firm­ing Scotland’s place as the […]

Exhibition opens

An exhi­bi­tion cel­e­brat­ing 150 Years of Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works opens on Fri­day 25 March, and will run until the end of Octo­ber at St Ronan’s Wells Vis­i­tor Cen­tre, Wells Brae, Inner­lei­then. For full details of open­ing times, see the Nation­al Trust for Scotland’s Robert Smail’s web­site. Admis­sion Free.

Exhibition of maps

The Nation­al Library of Scotland’s exhi­bi­tion You are here: a jour­ney through maps is on dis­play at the George IV build­ing in Edin­burgh until April 2017. Vis­i­tors can wan­der through the maps on dis­play, zoom­ing out from the Library itself, to view the whole world. The exhi­bi­tion includes one of the finest plans of Edin­burgh, the […]

A Life in Letterpress

Don’t miss the exhi­bi­tion at the Light­house in Glas­gow. A life in let­ter­press is a major ret­ro­spec­tive of the life and work of print­mak­er Alan Kitch­ing. Works cov­er­ing six decades are on show, along­side sketch­books, proofs and arte­facts from his stu­dio. The exhi­bi­tion runs until 5 Feb­ru­ary 2017 — there are more details on the […]

Rescheduled Type ITALIC 500 exhibition

The Type ITALIC 500 exhi­bi­tion at the Type Archive, orig­i­nal­ly due to open in Octo­ber 2015, has been resched­uled for Decem­ber 2015. The exact dates will be pub­li­cised on the Type Archive and Print­ing His­tor­i­cal Society’s web­sites.

Last chance to see

PRINTSHOP! is an exhi­bi­tion, free drop in print stu­dio and work­shop con­ceived by artist and print­er Edwin Pick­stone for Tramway’s front T5 space. It fin­ish­es this week­end with a drop-in Book Bind­ing work­shop. 25 Albert Dri­ve, Glas­gow, G41 2PE.

St Bride Unveiled exhibition

A free exhi­bi­tion show­cas­ing the St Bride Foundation’s col­lec­tions is run­ning  in the Lay­ton Room from 22 July until 25 Sep­tem­ber 2015. The Foun­da­tion has an unpar­al­leled library of arte­facts and books, which plays an impor­tant role in illus­trat­ing the his­to­ry of print and graph­ic design, as well as the his­to­ry of our cul­ture in gen­er­al. This […]

Bookbinding competition entries on display

Exam­ples of mod­ern craft book­bind­ing are on dis­play in the entrance hall of the Nation­al Library of Scot­land on George IV Bridge, Edin­burgh until 8 March. They are the entries to the 2014 Eliz­a­beth Soutar Book­bind­ing Com­pe­ti­tion, which attracts binders from all over Europe. Entries are bound exclu­sive­ly for the com­pe­ti­tion and a prize of […]

Exhibition on printing in Glasgow

A major exhi­bi­tion is open­ing at the Hunter­ian Art Gallery of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Glas­gow on Fri­day 27 Feb­ru­ary 215. Inge­nious impres­sions: the com­ing of the book charts the devel­op­ment of the earlt print­ed book in Europe and explores the tran­si­tion from man­u­script to print and its impact on late medieval soci­ety. The Uni­ver­si­ty of […]