10 & 11 October 2019 // AEPM

Conference: Post-war printing

[Call for papers/conference] Post-war printing 10 & 11 October 2019 Bodleian Library, University of Oxford Oxford, United Kingdom When the first post-war printing trade show opened its doors in 1955 the organisers enthusiastically declared: ‘man is on the threshold of a new age of technological development’. This excitement was reflected on the show floor, which

Posted March 7, 2019 // AEPM

Alphabet magic: Gudrun & Hermann Zapf and the world they designed

An exhibition and symposium at the Grolier Club New York February 20 – April 27, 2019 2018 marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of both Hermann Zapf and Gudrun Zapf von Hesse. Hermann Zapf’s contribution to type design and calligraphy is immeasurable. His typographic work alone has greatly expanded the language of letterforms through

Posted February 24, 2019 // AEPM

Identification of a 2-rod torsion iron handpress

Can anyone help…? Jens Jørgen Hansen, a member of the AEPM, is trying to identify a recently acquired 2-rod torsion iron handpress. This is the press. Many of the details are similar to those of Dingler presses but I have not yet been able to find an exact match – and many other details would

Posted February 18, 2019 // AEPM

International Senefelder Foundation prize 2020

Call for candidates Closing date: 1st October 2019 Since 1975, the Senefelder Prize has been awarded in honour of Alois Senefelder, the inventor of lithography. It is one of the most coveted awards for artistic printmaking. For the year 2020 the International Senefelder Foundation (ISS), with the support of the Federal Association of Visual Artists

23-25 May 2019 // AEPM

AEPM 2019: outline conference programme now online

Transmitting intangible heritage. Passing on printing techniques to future generations 23-25 May 2019 Nationaal Museum van de Speelkaart Turnhout, Belgium The provisional programme of the next AEPM annual conference is now on-line at: https://www.aepm.eu/conference-2019/programme/ Full details of the speakers and subjects will be posted shortly after the closure of the call for papers on the

17-21 June 2019 // Klimis Mastoridis

7th International Conference on Typography & Visual Communication

Challenging design paths Main Conference, 19–21 June 2019 Workshops, 17–18 June 2019 The 7th ICTVC will take place from 19 to 21 June 2019 in Patras, Greece. The conference will be organised by the Institute for the Study of Typography & Visual Communication in collaboration with the Library & Information Centre of the University of

Posted February 9, 2019 // AEPM

Technologies of print in South and Southeast Asia

A conference on South and Southeast Asian printing history will be held at the Royal Asiatic Society, London, on Tuesday 26 March 2019. Technologies of print in South and Southeast Asia Histories of print in South and Southeast Asia often touch on production technologies in broad, cursory ways that conform to predetermined ideas about their

10 - 11 October 2019 // AEPM

Call for papers: Post-war printing

10 – 11 October 2019, Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, United Kingdom A two-day international conference organised by the Centre for Printing History & Culture, in conjunction with the Printing Historical Society and the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford. This interdisciplinary conference will be of interest to practitioners, independent researchers, established scholars and postgraduates working

Posted February 6, 2019 // AEPM

A quick practical guide to manual and photomechanical printing processes

Relief or planographic? Line engraving or drypoint? Lithography, but which: chalk or crayon? Three or four colour halftone? Or is it simply laser or inkjet printed? Identifying image reproduction and printing processes can be difficult, especially if you are looking at documents printed in the nineteenth century or later. And if the identification of historical,

Posted February 2, 2019 // AEPM

Deutsches Technikmuseum reopens its printing section after refurbishment

On the 25 January the Writing and Print Technology section  of the Deutsches Technikmuseum (German Museum of Technology) reopened after a year of refurbishment work. Exhibits include a hand typesetting workshop, an 1835 Stanhope press from a Berlin book printing firm, a Columbian Press (Edinburgh 1835), a Hamm cylinder press built in Frankenthal in 1895,

Posted January 26, 2019 // AEPM

Newseum to sell its current premises after strategic rethink of its future

[Washington, USA] Newseum to sell its current premises after strategic rethink of its future The Freedom Forum – the creator and primary funder of the Newseum – has has just anounced that it intends to sell the museum’s spectacular premises in central Washingon to Johns Hopkins University which will use the building as a new center

Posted January 25, 2019 // AEPM

Identification of photomechanical prints

[Berlin, Germany] A two-day seminar on the identification of photomechanical prints In cooperation with IADA (International Association of Book and Paper Conservators) Seminar, in English, to be held in Berlin, Germany on the 13-14 June 2019. Lead by Hildegard Homburger. The number of participants is limited to 8. The subject Within the total number of

26 January - 31 March 2019 // AEPM

Denise Müller at the Casa da xilogravura

[Campos do Jordão, Brazil] Exhibition of woodcuts by Denise Müller New temporary exhibition at the Casa da Xilogravura. The artist will be at Casa da Xilogravura on March 2, 2019, at 2.30 pm to meet the public. Casa da Xilogravura Av. Eduardo Moreira da Cruz, 295 Campos do Jordão, Sao Paolo, Brazil 26 January –

Posted January 21, 2019 // AEPM

A real virtual printing museum

A virtual printing museum in Johannesburg, South Africa Does it make sense to talk about a virtual printing museum in Johannesburg? Or anywhere else for that matter. By definition, virtual museums are nowhere. Or in the cloud (poetic version), or on a GAFAM server (much less poetic). In the present case, the museum is both

Posted December 29, 2018 // AEPM

Chroniques: three artists at the Centre de la gravure et de l’image imprimée

[Exhibition: La Louvière, Belgium]   Chroniques Frédéric Penelle, Thierry Lenoir and Daniel Nadaud at the Centre de la gravure et de l’image imprimée Until 3 March 2019 Rue des Amours, 10 7100 La Louvière, Belgium To celebrate the twin anniversary of the 30 years of the Centre de la Gravure and the 150 years of

23-25 May 2019 // AEPM

Safeguarding intangible heritage. Passing on printing techniques to future generations

AEPM annual conference 2019 Safeguarding intangible heritage. Passing on printing techniques to future generations 23-25 May 2019 Nationaal Museum van de Speelkaart Turnhout, Belgium. The four decades since the 1980s saw the creation of a large number of printing museums and heritage workshops as letterpress printing gave way to offset litho, desktop publishing and digital

21 December 2018 - 24 March 2019 // AEPM

Exhibition: Helmut Salden, book and type designer

[The Hague, Netherlands] Helmut Salden (1910-1996), book and type designer   Exhibition 21 December 2018 to 24 March 2019 House of the book | Museum Meermanno Almost everyone has on their shelves a book designed by Helmut Salden. The new exhibitoon at the Museum Meermanno includes original type designs, more than a hundred award-winning books,

Posted December 18, 2018 // AEPM

A new series of publications on the printing arts

Call for essays Impressions, Vol. 2: Essays on the Art of Printing From the The Legacy Press The Impressions series encompasses all the printing arts: relief, intaglio, lithographic, serigraphic, and digital, as well as related arts, such as stamping, stenciling, and pochoir. Vol. 1 has filled, and we are taking essays for Vol. 2, which is open

Posted November 9, 2018 // AEPM

The Printing Museum (Whare Taonga Perehitanga)

The Printing Museum, Wellington, New Zealand Guest post by Jürgen Wegner. First published in The Shadowland Newsletter, n° 89, September 2018. PO Box 419, Eastwood NSW 2122, Australia. Republished by kind permission. The Printing Museum Inc. is a New Zealand printing museum which is located not far from the capital city of Wellington. It was

26 October 2018 // AEPM

Two new printing museums open in the space of one week!

New printing museums. After Malesherbes (France), Montepulciano (Italy) It must be a record – two new printing museums inaugurated in the space of one week! Two days after the official opening of the Atelier-Musée Imprimerie (AMI) at Malesherbes in France, the Museo del Libro e Officina della Stampa was inaugurated at Montepulciano in Italy. The