Posted December 8, 2021 // AEPM webmaster

The AEPM 2021 conference is now on the Klingspor Museum’s YouTube channel

If you missed the AEPM’s 2021 annual conference, you can now catch up on all or part of it on the Klingspor Museum’s YouTube channel. A quick reminder of the speakers and topics that were dealt with during the conference: Joseph Belletante, curator of the Museum of printing and graphic communication, Lyon, France — Ne

Posted December 1, 2021 // AEPM webmaster

The life and extraordinary achievements of one Dr.-Ing. Rudolf Hell

Latest in our series of occasional publications on subjects related to graphic heritage: thoughts on one of the foremost inventors in twentieth century printing and on the Hell Verein Kiel, the German association which works to preserve his material and intellectual heritage. From our Australian correspondent Jürgen Wegner, editor of The Shadowland newsletter

5 - 7 May 2022 // AEPM webmaster

Save the date! AEPM annual conference 2022

5, 6, 7 May 2022 Hold the presses! Save the date! Do whatever you usually do to not forget! The AEPM’s annual conference is being hosted in 2022 by the fabulous Atelier-Musée de l’Imprimerie in Malesherbes (France). One of the newest, largest and most impressive printing museums in Europe. Its fascinating mix of machines, processes

7 November 2021 - 6 March 2022 // AEPM webmaster

Greetings from the Orient

New exhibition at the House of the Book (Huis van het boek) What do people from Europe see when they travel to the Middle East and North Africa? The area that used to be called the Orient? For hundreds of years travellers have written about their adventures. Later, they took pictures of what they saw.

8th November - 10th December 2021 // AEPM webmaster

Typoteka – Polish typefaces 1474-2021

An exhibition at the Department of Typography and Graphic Communication of the University of Reading University of Reading, UK8th November – 10th December 2021 Typoteka – Polish Typefaces 1474-2021 is the result of a research project started in 2020 by Borys Kosmynka and first published in online at exhibition opening and a public lecture

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