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Conference: Letterpress printing in the digital era

News   19-20 July 2018   AEPM asbl

Letterpress printing: past, present, future University of Leeds, 19-20 July 2018 Organised by the Centre for the Comparative History of Print (Centre CHoP) and the Centre for Printing History and Cultures (CPHC) as part of the AHRC Research Network Letterpress Printing, this two-day conference explores the survival, legacy and relevance of letterpress printing in the digital […]

A new look for the Print and Playing Card Museum of Luxembourg

News   4 July 2018   AEPM asbl

[Grevenmacher, Luxembourg] Gutenberg revisited: new permanent exhibition on the history of print July 4th, 2018 marks the opening of a new permanent exhibition on the medium of print with new content in the Print and Playing Card Museum of Luxembourg. The exhibition entitled Gutenberg Revisited has been awarded the label 2018 Année Européenne du patrimoine […]

Penrith Museum of Printing re-opens

News   June 2018   AEPM asbl

[Penrith, Australia] Penrith Museum of Printing re-opens after extension work Guest post from Jürgen Wegner, editor of The shadowland newsletter, Eastwood, New South Wales, Australia. First published in The shadowland newsletter, n° 85, May 2018. The Penrith Museum of Printing — Penrith is a large suburb in the far west of Sydney, at the foot […]

AEPM 2018: like you were there!

News   24-26 May 2018   AEPM asbl

AEPM 2018 annual conference on Flickr The photo album of the AEPM 2018 conference which was hosted by the Imprenta Municipal – Artes del Libro is now on-line.

Symposium: Omnivore. The book and its potentials

News   19-21 July 2018   AEPM asbl

[Symposium, Offenbach, Germany/Deutschland] Omnivore. The book and its potentials Thursday July 19th till Saturday 21st 2018 / Donnerstag 19. bis Samstag 21. Juli 2018 Location / Ort: Klingspor Museum Offenbach & museum applied arts / angewandte kunst Frankfurt Debaters / Diskutanten: Tanja Prill, Christof Windgätter Programme Thursday 19th / Donnerstag 19.07.2018 2-6 pm / 14:00-18:00 […]

Record number of entries for the Museum of Typography’s poster competition

News   May 2018   AEPM asbl

[Cania, Crete, Greece] Museum of Typography’s 4th poster competition attracts a record number of entries 570 entries from 50 countries were submitted for the fourth poster competition organised by the Chania-based Typography Museum (Μουσείο Τυπογραφίας). Entries ended at midnight on Sunday 13 may. The number of entries was significantly higher than for previous editions of […]

Impressions of the Atelier du livre d’art et de l’estampe

News   May 2018   AEPM asbl

The living heritage of the French Imprimerie nationale Guest post from Armina Ghazaryan, Type & Press, Ghent, Belgium Facebook photo album of the visit During the Journées européennes des métiers d’art we took a trip to the North of France to visit the Atelier du livre d’art et de l’estampe (Groupe Imprimerie Nationale), currently situated […]

Exhibiton: Pangramme: learning type design

News   29 April - 15 July 2018   AEPM asbl

[Leipzig, Germany] Pangramme: learning type design 29 April – 15 July 2018 Pangramme: learning type design presents a kaleidoscope of contemporary typeface designs by young designers from all over the world. An international jury has selected 50 projects from 25 countries from a competition with around 200 submissions. The exhibition presents the typeface works, all […]

An important exhibition on photogravure printing

News   2 April - 15 June 2018   AEPM asbl

[Rochester, New York, United States] The luminous print: an appreciation of photogravure 2 April – 15 June 2018 RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection 90 Lomb Drive, Rochester, New York 14623-5604 Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–12 p.m., 1 p.m.–5 p.m. Though photogravure, by its very name, is considered a modern photomechanical process, its origins date back to the […]

Call for submissions for the news session of the AEPM conference 2018

News   24-26 May 2018   AEPM asbl

[AEPM 2018] After printing: bookbinding as cultural heritage Submissions are invited for the news session of the AEPM annual conference which is being hosted by the Imprenta municipal – Artes del libro, Madrid, Spain, from the 24-26 May 2018. The conference offers a unique occasion to exchange ideas and discuss current practices with individuals and […]

Discover Alte Dombach historic paper mill

News   March 2018   AEPM asbl

The Alte Dombach paper mill historic site (Bergisch Gladbach) Another guest post from Jürgen Wegner of Sydney (Australia), and occasionally Europe, in his series of museum portraits. Originally published in The book ark, 94 (April 2018), p. [14-17]. The paper industry is perhaps no less important today and historically than the printing industry. For some […]

Printing museums. What’s in a name?

News   March 2018   AEPM asbl

Printing museums. What’s in a name? Some thoughts on what constitutes a printing museum by Alan Marshall, former director of the Musée de l’imprimerie et de la communication graphique (Lyon, France) and current chair of the AEPM. In the early years of the AEPM, life was simple. As the name indicated, we were an association […]

AEPM supports Gutenberg Museum extension project

News   March 2018   AEPM asbl

[Mainz, Germany] A new building for the Gutenberg Museum: it’s all about the future The position of the AEPM The new building extension planned by the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz is seriously threatened. The need to enlarge the museum and further develop the presentation of its treasures is applauded by, among others, specialists in the […]

Museum of the Reserve Bank of Australia

News   February 2018   AEPM asbl

[Guest post from Jürgen Wegner, editor of the Shadowland newsletter (Australia)] A printing museum by any other name: the Reserve Bank of Australia Museum This article first appeared in the Shadowland newsletter, n° 28 January 2018. Sn is a limited private circulation digital newsletter produced as a supplement to the Book ark and is archived […]

Tin-printing: an overlooked aspect of printing history

News   February 2018   AEPM asbl

Of ships and sails and biscuit tins… The time has come, the Walrus said, to talk of many things: of shoes and ships and sealing-wax, of cabbages and kings, and why the sea is boiling hot and whether pigs have wings. Lewis Carroll In 1963, a landmark exhibition on the history of printing and the […]

Exhibition: Descobrint treasures, manuscripts and incunabula

News   13 Feb - 15 April 2018   AEPM asbl

Descobrint treasures, manuscripts and incunabula Exhibition organized by the Service of Libraries and Documentation and the Vice-rectorate of Culture and Equality of the University of Valencia. This exhibition is of major importance, given the uniqueness of the exhibited works. All of them are original works, from the Historical Library, of incalculable historical and cultural value, […]

4th poster contest from the Museum of Typography

News   February 2018   

4th poster contest from the Museum of Typography The Museum of Typography, Crete, Greece, has the pleasure to announce the 4th International poster contest about typography and printing, as the greek word “τυπογραφία” to which the museum is dedicated, includes both arts. Participants are mainly professionals and students of graphic and visual arts, as well […]

Bad news from Melbourne Museum of Printing

News   February 2018   AEPM asbl

MMOP programs are suspended until further notice From Michael Isaachsen, Founder and Curator of the Melbourne Museum of Printing: Yes, our Landlord has been very helpful over the years when we failed to get support and had no money to engage staff, he was willing to let the rental debt build up while we garnered […]

Letterpress printing: past, present, future

News   19-20 July 2018   AEPM asbl

The Centre for Printing History & Culture draws your attention to the following call for papers Letterpress printing: past, present, future University of Leeds, 19-20 July 2018 Keynote speaker Johanna Drucker (Breslauer Professor of Bibliographical Studies Department of Information Studies, UCLA) About the conference During the twentieth century, printing changed from a craft-based to a technology-led […]

The social life of paper, print and art

News   25 to 27 October 2018   AEPM asbl

The American Printing History Association (APHA) and the Friends of Dard Hunter (FDH) welcome proposals for their joint conference on October 25-27, 2018. Matrices. The social life of paper, print and art At the University of Iowa Center for the Book Iowa City, Iowa | October 25 to 27, 2018 Proposals are due March 31, 2018 Call […]