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

Urgent // AEPM webmaster

Peace! La paix! ¡La paz! МИР!

These days we all share feelings of sorrow and pain with the Ukrainian people. But it is also Europe that is realising the danger of losing the right to live in peace. The French designer Gerard Paris-Clavel is known for his sharp graphic comments. The poster shown here has, over the years, become one of

February 25–August 21, 2022 // AEPM webmaster

The utopian avant-Garde: Soviet film posters of the 1920s

New exhibition at the Poster House, New York, February 25–August 21, 2022 In the aftermath of the Bolshevik Revolution and subsequent civil war in Russia, a group of young, talented artists emerged, ready to contribute to and invent a new Soviet culture. As the government embrace cinema as the best means of propaganda, these designers

5 - 7 mai 2022 // AEPM webmaster

The AEPM 2022 annual conference programme is now online

The theme of the conference is… Why do we make printing museums? It is being hosted this year 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 and printed products is not to be missed on any

20 February - 13 March 2022 // AEPM webmaster

Litografiska Museet reopens with a new exhibition

The Lithography Museum in Huddinge (Sweden) will reopen on the 20th February with an exhibition of lithographs, drawings and paintings by Yvonne Jeppsson. Jeppsson lives and works in Stockholm/Småland and is an active member of the Litografiska Museet. She was educated at the Stockholm Academy of Fine Arts 1980-86, where she specialised in painting. For

Until 10 October 2022 // AEPM webmaster

Origins of one of the United States’ principal graphic design collections

Sarah & Eleanor Hewitt: Designing a Modern Museum Cooper Hewitt Museum, until October 10 2022 Sarah & Eleanor Hewitt: Designing a Modern Museum chronicles the colorful lives and contributions of the dynamic sisters and explores how they created The Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration. Through archival photography and documents, personal drawings and

Posted February 4, 2022 // AEPM webmaster

Update and appeal from fire-striken historic Frogmore Paper Mill

Saturday 22nd January 2022, a day we will always remember, the day fire ripped through the visitor centre and staff could only stand and watch. It has been a challenging week for everyone at Frogmore Paper Mill following the fire on our site last weekend. Our staff and volunteers have been hard at work assessing

22 January 2022 // AEPM webmaster

Historic Frogmore Paper Mill closed after fire

Following a fire on 22 January 2022, Frogmore Paper Mill will be closed to visitors until further notice. Nobody was injured during the fire, but there has been extensive damage to the visitor centre. The Mill is in the process of assessing the damage to the site and to its collection, and is hopeful that

Posted January 19, 2022 // printing.museum.armenia

Printing Museum of Armenia’s collections go online

As a result of the partnership with the National Library of Armenia and Google Cultural Institute the first online collection of the Printing Museum of Armenia has been available on Google Arts & Culture since June 2021. The exceptional exhibition intends to bring the attention of the world to the history and path of Armenian

8 - 29 January 2022 // AEPM webmaster

The Boston Printmakers at the Museum of Printing, Haverhill

CONNECT: Prints by members of The Boston Printmakers Every Saturday from January 8–29, 2022, the Museum of Printing, Haverhill, Mass., is presenting the work of The Boston Printmakers, with platemaking and printing demonstrations, artists and portfolio presentations, and hands-on workshops. Participants include: Joshua Brennan, Kate Conlon, Susan Denniston prints, Lesley Eliet, Stacy Friedman, Full Tilt Print Studio,

Posted January 4, 2022 // AEPM webmaster

Typoteka.pl — an invaluable online typographical resource

The Typoteka website: almost 450 years of Polish typefaces From our Australian correspondent, Jürgen Wegner, editor of The shadowland newsletter, Eastwood, New South Wales, Australia. First published in The shadowland newsletter, n° 129, December 2021. A bonus when you are sent a variety of digital publications such as newsletters is that they allow you to

Posted December 29, 2021 // AEPM webmaster

End of the year recap from the C. C. Stern Type Foundry

With the postponement of the 2020 AEPM annual conference and its slightly experimental online edition organised by the Klingspor Museum in Offenbach in the Spring of this year we missed out on our usual news session, when museums share updates on their progress and latest projects. So to catch up we are very happy to

Posted December 22, 2021 // Museo de la Imprenta y de las artes graficas de Valencia

Exhibition on the occasion of the 11th Gutenberg Literary Festival in El Puig de Santa María (Valencia)

An exhibition entitled Impressions has been inaugurated as part of the celebration of the 11th Gutenberg Literary Festival in El Puig de Santa María (Valencia), organized by the Town Council. With funding from the Printing and Graphic Arts Museum of Valencia.