10 November 2022 // AEPM webmaster

Beatrice Warde Memorial Lecture

Beatrice Warde: her life and work With Nicolas Barker 10 November 2022 St Bride Foundation and online via Zoom We are honoured to be joined by Nicolas Barker to celebrate the life and work of Beatrice Warde. Nicolas first met Beatrice in the late 1940s. He describes her as force of nature, and an enthusiast

Posted September 28, 2022 // typorama

Crowdfunding to save an 1884 Hamm treadle cylinder press

Typorama – Museum for Typesetting and Printing Bischofszell, Switzerland We need your support, because we really want to save this machine. It is a treadle cylinder press manufactured by Albert & Hamm in 1884 with automatic inking and paper delivery. Once acquired and moved to our premises, the press will be restored so that it

Posted September 28, 2022 // AEPM webmaster

Expressly Offenbach: a new look at printing in Offenbach

AusDrücklich Offenbach (explicitly Offenbach) Offenbach, its history of printing and its impact on tomorrow Edited by Monika Jäger and Jürgen Eichenauer Offenbacher Studien volume 5 Weimar (VDG) 2022 ISBN 978-3-89739-967 12 essays, language: German, 167 p, colour illustrations Offenbach and Printing? But, isn‘t it Offenbach and Leather? In fact it is both. But while the

Posted September 22, 2022 // pressemuseet

Meeting the need for skilled typesetter technicians

From Jan Erik Øvergård Press Museum Fjeld-Ljom, Røros, Norway In our Press Museum we have a collection of four working hot metal type setting machines, two Linotype and two Intertype, ranging from 1933 to 1963 in production year. This is probably more than 50% of the working machines in Norway. We are fortunate to have

6 September 2022 // Museo de la Imprenta y de las artes graficas de Valencia

2022 Valencia World Design Capital Program visit

City of Mainz delegation visits Museo de la Imprenta y de las artes graficas de Valencia On the – September, taking advantage of the scheduled activities in Valencia due to 2022 World Design Capital, our museum was visited by a German delegation headed by Michael Ebling, the Mayor of the City of Mainz and Dr.

Posted September 19, 2022 // AEPM webmaster

Three machines for sale in Mexico

W. O. Hickok, binder’s board shear Guillotine, American 1870’s: Measures approximately 38″ tall (plus wooden base: 1-1/2″) x 64″ wide x 44-1/2″ long. Cutting width 32” Condition: The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but it appears to be fully operational. Overall good condition. Totally cleaned. Original red paint. Country/Region of Manufacture: Harrisburg,

Posted September 19, 2022 // AEPM webmaster

Inauguration of a working printing museum in Sibiu, Romania

The first working printing museum in Sibiu The Petrescu Press in the city of Sibiu in Romania recently opened its new cultural space Gutenberg in the Digital Age which includes a Working Printing Museum whose aim is to showcase the machines, skills and techniques of traditional letterpress printing. The Working Printing Museum operates as a

Posted September 3, 2022 // AEPM webmaster

The People’s Graphic Design Archive

A virtual archive built by everyone, about everyone, for everyone The People’s Graphic Design Archive is a crowd-sourced virtual archive of inclusive graphic design history. It includes everything from finished projects to process, photos, correspondence, oral histories, anecdotes, articles, essays, and other supporting material. You’ll find all sorts of information and links to other relevant

20 August 2022 // AEPM webmaster

News from…

Who: Stefan Soltek Where: Klingspor Museum What: Swiss graphic designer Dafi Kühne talks about his work When: 20 August 2022 It’s Saturday evening. At the Klingspor Museum some 12 visitors listen to Swiss Graphic Designer Dafi Kühne. The 40 year old protagonist of the design scene has traveled from Zürich to Offenbach. He has brought

22-23 October 2022 // letterpress.amsterdam

Save de date! Drukwerk in de Marge annual printers’ fair

New venue for the annual printers’ fair organised by Drukwerk in de Marge Please note it in your diaries, after many years at the Pieterskerk in Leiden the annual printers fair of Drukwerk in de Marge will take place this year in Amersfoort, in the Prodentfabriek. In this fantastic industrial building you’ll not only find

12 June - 7 August 2022 // AEPM webmaster

Litografiska Museet’s summer exhibition

[Huddinge, Sweden]. Hidden and forgotten (again) During the summer the Litografiska Museet in Huddinge, half an hour south of Stockholm, is showing a selection of the museum’s extensive collections. You can look at everything from letterheads to postcards and matchbox labels. The first Hidden and Forgotten exhibition was organised in 2012 and now it’s back

12 July 2022 // AEPM webmaster

Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum

Call for presentations and workshops for the 2022 Wayzgoose The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum Wayzgoose will take place live and in-person in Two Rivers, Wisconsin November 4-6, 2022. Wayzgoose is the musem’s annual conference where print and design experts worldwide gather to share their knowledge with type, graphic design, and letterpress enthusiasts. This

23 July 2022 // AEPM webmaster

Strikethrough: typographic messages of protest

Letterform Archive’s second exhibition will celebrate design that empowers communities and fights oppression The Letterform Archive‘s new exhibition, Strikethrough: Typographic Messages of Protest, opens July 23, 2022. Curated by Silas Munro of the design studio Polymode with Stephen Coles of Letterform Archive, the exhibition will feature more than 100 objects, including broadsheets, buttons, signs, t-shirts,

June 2022 // AEPM webmaster

Type Archive to close

The Type Archive (TA) has taken the decision to relinquish its current premises in Stockwell, South London The Type Archive holds the National Typefounding Collection, broadly comprising; 1. the typefounding materials of the Sheffield typefounders, Stephenson Blake, a collection dating from the 16th century; 2. the hot-metal archive and plant of the Monotype Corporation; and

June - September 2022 // AEPM webmaster

34 machines looking for a new home

The National Museum of Playing Cards (Belgium) is looking for a new home for 34 machines As part of work that Museums Turnhout has undertaken on its inventory an evaluation process has been carried out over the past six months concerning 58 historical items of printing equipment currently stored in the National Museum of Playing

28 May 2022 // Museo de la Imprenta y de las artes graficas de Valencia

Valencia Printing Museum’s Chapter XX celebration

Museo de la Imprenta y de las artes graficas de Valencia On May 28th, the Senate of the Valencia’s Printing Museum celebrated its Chapter XX, appointing its new Senators, all of them linked to the graphic arts, books and book publishing. It is an honour for us to welcome these new members in our team.

21 May 2022 // AEPM webmaster

News from Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum

Renovated gallery now open for New impressions exhibit The gallery has undergone a much-needed renovation! We removed a ton of metal pipes and hangers from the ceiling, cleaned the industrial grime and painted it. The wooden deck was removed and we filled the trough that was in the floor and levelled. We will give the

Posted April 8, 2022 // pressemuseet

The value of content

Press Museum Fjeld-Ljom becomes the complete predigital newspaper house By Jan Erik Øvergård Press Museum Fjeld-Ljom, Røros, Norway The purpose of inventing printing was to more easily distribute information, faith, opinion – in one word: content. We admire and are impressed by printing techniques, the beauty of letters, fonts and pleasant layout. In its way

22 March 2022 // AEPM webmaster

At risk: Ukraine’s Museum of the Book and Printing

From Colin Steele, Emeritus Fellow, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, The Australian National University, Australia I visited the Museum of the Book and Printing of Ukraine in 2015, a year after Russia began waging its war in eastern Ukraine. I was in the country to interview political elites and collect survey data measuring the impact of

12.03.2022 – 26.06.2022 // AEPM webmaster

Upheavals – With the camera through Liège

International Newspaper Museum, Aachen Exhibition 12.03.2022 – 26.06.2022 For a long time, the city of Liège had been marked by decline. Structural change and mismanagement had left the Walloon metropolis visibly decaying. In recent years, however, the picture began to change. Liège is undergoing a very dynamic and exciting modernisation process. A symbol of this