July 31 and Sunday August 1, 2021 // AEPM webmaster

2021 conference of the American Typecasting Fellowship

Online-only in 2021 (exceptionally) After considerable discussion, the organizers of the American Typecasting Fellowship (ATF) conference that had been intended for 2020 have decided that a 2021 event will go forward as an online-only conference with no in-person attendence. This will help to keep the momentum of the ATF going while not getting in the

Posted July 14, 2021 // AEPM webmaster

Letterpress equipment on offer

[Hong Kong] Vertical platen press and ancillary equipment Following the closure of the Shing Fat Printing Press, established in Hong Kong in 1972, the family of the founder of the firm are offering various items of letterpress equipment. Vertical platen press without motor Guillotine Pedal-operated stitcher Type, typecases and frames Possibility of Heidelberg windmill press

10 July to 10 October // AEPM webmaster

Secret writing in the House of the Book

[The Hague, Netherlands] Family exhibition Secret writing This summer the Museum Meermanno/Huis van het boek (House of the Book) is organising a family exhibition about ‘secret writing’. From 10 July to 10 October, visitors will explore a maze with exciting assignments concerning mysterious texts from various cultures. Tablets from 2000 BC, papyrus scrolls from the

16th July - 25th September 2021 // AEPM webmaster

Radical media in the 1970s: history waiting to be written

[Exhibition] Another world is possible: Aberdeen People’s Press and radical media in the 1970s 16th July – 25th September 2021 Peacock Visual Arts / the worm 11 Castle St, Aberdeen, Scotland The early 1970s were a very particular moment in the development of print media – the moment when printers’ monopoly over the multiplication of

Posted June 23, 2021 // AEPM webmaster

Victoria vertical platen press on offer

[Ghent, Belgium] We offer for free a press Victoria (Rockstroh Werke, Heidenau) with Beaumont electric engine (type EB101AE). The press was adapted for braille-print & used at the Royal Institute for Deaf & Blind at Woluwe (Brussels) If interested, please contact: Museum Dr. Guislain Jozef Guislainstraat 43B B-9000 Gent T +32 9 398 69 50

Posted June 23, 2021 // AEPM webmaster

Albion press for sale

[Nepal] Metal hand press manufactured in 1883 in Finsbury, London, by Hopkinson and Cope. A brass oval plate on the press bears the inscription ‘Hopkinson and Cope’s improved Albion Press No.5991’. The legs are decorated with a leaf pattern terminating in claws in square blocks. There is a British Royal Coat of Arms as shown

Posted June 23, 2021 // AEPM webmaster

August Fomm guillotine looking for a new home

[Simpelveld, The Netherlands] August Fomm paper cutter Huize Damiaan is currently home to The International Butler Academy, the world’s leading Butler-training institute, but it was previously a religious institution. In 1892, followers of Father Damiaan decided to found a monastery here. The Apostle magazine, which has been in publication for well over 100 years, was printed

Posted June 22, 2021 // AEPM webmaster

Standing press free to a museum or heritage workshop

Karl Krause metal standing press Free to a printing museum or heritage workshop. Removal at the expense of the acquirer. Contact Lis Van Mierlo: lisvanmierlo@skynet.be  

6 May 2021 // AEPM webmaster

Annual general meeting 2021

Association of European Printing Museums Minutes of the annual general meeting 2021 The Annual General Meeting was held online on Thursday 6 May 2021 at 17:00. The invitation, sent on 26 March 2021, included online access to all documents and information necessary to prepare for the General Meeting. 1. List of members present Board of

28 May 2021 // AEPM webmaster

The passing of a great bookman, Janusz Paweł Tryzno

It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we inform you that Janusz Paweł Tryzno, the beating heart of the Book Art Museum in Łódź (Poland), passed away on 28th May. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Janusz was a co-founder of the small book art press Correspondance des Arts in

1 April - 7 November 2021 // AEPM webmaster

X – Censorship and visual culture

A new exhibition at the Belgian National Museum of Playing Cards Nationaal Museum van de Speelkaart Turnhout, Belgium. 1 April – 7 November 2021 Few subjects in history have stirred the imagination as much as the concept of censorship. Playing cards and comic strips have often been the subject of prohibition and protest, and still

26 June 2021 // AEPM webmaster

International Kelmscott Press Day

An announcement and invitation to contribute to the International Kelmscott Press Day June 26 2021 The William Morris Society in the United States is organizing an international celebration to commemorate the founding of the Kelmscott Press in 1891. We hope that many will join us in this unique collaborative opportunity to promote the life and work of William Morris, the beauty

20-22 May 2021 // AEPM webmaster

Registration is now open for the AEPM’s annual conference 2021

Printing in Offenbach: the art of a craft and the craft in the art Online conference 20-22 May 2021 The event is being hosted by the Klingspor Museum and the Offenbach Local History Museum (Haus der Stadtgeschichte). Exceptionally this year it is being offered as a Zoom conference. The talks will be livestreamed from Offenbach,

20 March 2021 // AEPM webmaster

C.C. Stern Type Foundry 2021 Spring type jam!

[Online event] Sarah Nicholls — Brain washing from phone towers Saturday, March 20, 2021 11:00 am (Pacific Time) Participation is free, but donations to directly support the artist are appreciated. RSVP for event link During this online event, Sarah Nicholls will introduce us to her ongoing publishing series, Brain Washing from Phone Towers Informational Pamphlets,

24 March 2021 // AEPM webmaster

Places, spaces and the printing press: imprinting regional identities

BOOKING IS OPEN for a free one-day conference on the theme of Places, spaces and the printing press: imprinting regional identities Jointly organised by the Centre for Printing History and Culture and the National and University Library, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Central European Standard Time (CEST) The conference

25 February 2021 // AEPM webmaster

From yesterday to tomorrow. The Mainz Impulse

[Mainz, Germany] An Appeal by Annette Ludwig, director of the Gutenberg Museum The fact that the preservation, research, communication and promotion of basic cultural techniques is based much on the initiative and commitment of institutions, associations and individuals has a long tradition in Germany. The graphic arts industry, which had to cope with an unparalleled

Thursday 4 March 2021 at 5:15 p.m. // AEPM webmaster

The mystery of the Catholicon: did Gutenberg invent stereotyping?

An online talk by Paul W. Nash for the Oxford Bibliographical Society The first printed edition of the Catholicon is dated ‘1460’, but was printed in three impressions, apparently over the course of more than a decade. How was this possible? Paul W. Nash will examine the proposed solutions to this mystery and describe his

Saturday March 6, 13 and 20, 2021 // AEPM webmaster

Plantin Institute’s book history course online for the first time

[Online] History of the book Teacher: Dr. Goran Proot Saturday March 6, 13 and 20, 2021 History of the Book – one of the Plantin Institute’s students’ favourite courses – is to be repeated in March 2021 in a new format. For the first time, the entire course will be livestreamed (Zoom) and given in

Posted February 9, 2021 // AEPM webmaster

Looking for a replica of an old wooden hand press?

[Grębocin, Poland] Replica wooden hand presses from the Museum of Writing and Printing The Museum of Writing and Printing was established in 2004 in the small village of Grębocin, eight kilometres from Toruń in Poland. It houses a private collection of papermaking and printing materials presented in the form of interactive educational workshops for children

Posted February 7, 2021 // AEPM webmaster

The Type Archive (London) is looking for a new director

Following the death last June of its founder, Sue Shaw, The Type Archive has announced that it is recruiting a new Director. Founded in 1992 as the Type Museum, it is now known as the The Type Archive and and is located in Stockwell, South London. Over the years it has amassed a fabulous collection