Posted October 26, 2021 // AEPM webmaster

Is there a future for our printing museums?

Thoughts on Australian and New Zealand printing museums from our Australian correspondant and avid collector of all kinds of documentation concerning printing and the book arts, Jürgen Wegner. This article first appeared in The Shadowland newsletter, #127, October 2021. The shining light in Australian and New Zealand printing history is the printing museum in Wellington,

31 October 2021 // AEPM webmaster

Award ceremony of the 6th International Poster Contest of the Museum of Typography

The awards ceremony of the 6th International Poster Contest organized by the Museum of Typography of Giannis and Eleni Garedaki will take place on Sunday, October 31, 2021, at 6 pm at the Center for Mediterranean Architecture, Grand Arsenal, in the Venetian harbour of Chania. The competition attracted 628 entries from 68 countries, bringing Chania and Crete to

Posted October 25, 2021 // Pavel Pohlreich

Rockstroh letterpress printing machine looking for a new home


Large format Rockstroh press The machine is located in Nový Bor in the Czech Republic and is being offered for the price of scrap, i.e. for about 500 €. It weighs approximately 3.5 tons and has to be moved by the end of November 2021! Contact: Mr. Milan Stukheil Tiskárna Bor printing shop

5–9 July 2022 // Klimis Mastoridis

8th International Conference on Typography & Visual Communication

Beyond the obvious | Typography and visual Ccmmunication in times of disruption 8th ICTVC 2022 — Call for papers Helexpo / Ioannis Vellidis Congress Centre Thessaloniki, Greece 5–9 July 2022 Main Conference 7–9 July · Workshops 5–6 July Call for papers via EasyChair It is obvious that the pandemic affects our daily lives and the

15 October 2021 - 27 February 2022 // AEPM webmaster

Avec, Gérard Paris-Clavel

It starts in the street! The Museum of Printing and Graphic Communication makes it happen Avec, Gérard Paris-Clavel During the month of October, you will be able to discover these four posters in the city of Lyon, at tram stops, in the metro, and if you keep your eyes open, on the Place Bellecour and

Posted September 29, 2021 // pressemuseet

Fjeld-Ljom has joined the AEPM

The Fjeld-Ljom Newspaper Museum in Røros, Norway has joined the AEPM By Torbjørn Eng In Røros, a small mining town in central Norway, a complete newspaper building is preserved as a working newspaper museum. The small Fjeld-Ljom newspaper moved out in 1975, and left behind the technical equipment which includes a Nebiolo cylinder press, one

16 June 2021 // AEPM webmaster

University of Alcalá inaugurates new printing museum

Museum of Graphic Arts Ángel Gallego Esteban-University of Alcalá In the 16 June 2021 the University of Alcalá inaugurated its own printing museum, the Ángel Gallego Esteban Museum of Graphic Arts, with the aim of paying tribute to a profession which has a long history in the City of Alcalá de Henares and a long

23-24 October 2021 // AEPM webmaster

Belgian National Playing Card Museum to host new Primes championship

In October 2018, a brand new card game called Primes was launched at the National Museum of Playing Cards (Turnhout, Belgium) under the sponsorship of Jean-Paul Van Bendegem. Primes is a card game with no face cards or or aces. It is played with all the prime numbers between 10 and 60 the aims being

29 August — 11 September 2021 // AEPM webmaster

What does it mean to edit a modernist text?

Imprints: Art Editing Modernism An exhibition hosted by Shandy Hall, Coxwold, North Yorkshire (UK), the former home of proto-modernist Laurence Sterne, author of The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1759) 29 August — 11 September 2021 Imprints: Art Editing Modernism explores the impact and meaning of modernist literary works in the present day. This

Posted August 17, 2021 // AEPM webmaster

A new display of iconic private press book art in London

Emery Walker’s house Emery Walker’s house opened its first exhibition on 12th August, displaying examples of some of the most beautiful private press books ever published, and illustrating Walker’s revolutionary book-printing techniques and legacy in his former home in Hammersmith. The new exhibition space in the small drawing-room of the most authentic Arts & Crafts

10 August - 25 September // AEPM webmaster

Interested in the alternative press and radical printshops?

Five zoom talks as part of the exhibition Another world is possible: Aberdeen People’s Press and radical media in the 1970s Aberdeen People’s Press operated between 1973 and 1984, publishing a fortnightly alternative local newspaper, pamphlets and books, as well as providing a printing service for a wide range of radical groups, community newspapers, trade

11 August 2021 // AEPM webmaster

Typewriters around the world: machines, practices, cultures

Contextual Alternate, an independent initiative to archive, generate, and publish critical scholarship at the crossroads of communication, technology, and history, invites you join an online talk by Jo De Baerdemaeker in the series Typewriters around the world: machines, practices, cultures. Tibetan typewriters: from promotional stunt to handy educational tool Wednesday 11 August 2021 6:00 pm

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: