We’ve been unpacking more boxes and finding odd bits of things (cat toys, a can of WD-40, tennis balls, some Bulmer type); we also found a box within a box that contained a number of printed copies of Bibliographica 3 (Cedar Creek Press, a review of a Fox Run Press production, and a long essay on Ricky Jay and Patrick Reagh). These were sent out with something that Kira had printed during her stay with Graham & Kathy of Incline Press. So, if there’s anyone out there who would like a copy with ephemera inserted, please e-mail me. There are about 15-20, so first come, first served until they run out. I’d like to trade them for printed ephemera (or maybe interesting stamps/paper money), if possible.
This summer, there are many good opportunities for printers or people who want to be printers to learn new skills or brush up on old ones. I'll focus here on two in New York.
First up is the Wells Book Arts Summer Institute, located in Western New York, which features two sessions in July:
Session 1: July 9 to 15
- Peter Bain, "Stems and Beziers: An Introduction to Typeface Design"
- Shanna Leino, "Late Coptic Bookbinding"
- Katherine McCanless Ruffin, "Hand-set Type: The Sublime Process of Letterpress Printing"
Session 2: July 16 to July 22
- Cheryl Jacobsen, "Obedient Servant/Expressive Voice: Exploring the Spectrum of Calligraphic Art"
- Margot Ecke, "The Girdle Book"
- Robin Price, "Chance Operations and Fine Printing: 17 things you need to know as a poet"
Classes are filling up, so make sure to get yourself registered quickly.
For those in the New York City area (or who are looking for an excuse to go there), Intima Press offers a slew of classes:
- COLLAGE WORKSHOP, Sat/Sun, June 3 & 4
- INTRO TO ARTIST’S BOOK EDITIONS, Sat/Sun, June 10 & 11
- INTRODUCTION TO LETTERPRESS, Thursday, June 29, 5:30-9:00PM
- THE PRINTED POEM: BROADSIDE EDITION, F/S/S June 23,24,25
- INTERMED/ADV ARTIST’S BOOK, Mon eves, June 12, 19, 26, July 10
- MINIATURE BOOK EDITION, Fri eve/Sat/Sun, July 7, 8, 9
- BLOCK PRINTING LINOCUT, Sat, August 5
To register (or for additional information), go to www.StudioOnTheSq.com or call 917-412-4134.
If you do register for any of these classes, tell them that you heard about it on Fine Press News as this will surely confuse them.
Type Museum on the Brink of Closure: Your Help is Urgently Needed!
The trustees of the Type Museum have taken the decision this week to CLOSE and disperse the museum due to lack of funding.
These unique collections spanning the evolution of type design and manufacture will be split up and the majority put into storage — unlikely to see the light of day again.
We need your help urgently if we are save the Type Museum as a working resource for the future. Apologies if you have received any cross-postings.
A meeting is scheduled to launch a Type Museum Society campaign to ensure a working future for the collections.
18:30 on Wednesday 24th May at the Type Museum, 100 Hackford Road SW9 0QU
All welcome. We need every kind of active support if we are to succeed.
If you are able to come along, or have any other time, ideas (or money!) to offer please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in anticipation
for the Type Museum Society
Dean had let me know about a month ago that he was speaking at Dartmouth C0llege on May 4th (today!) and I completely forgot to post it. Sorry, Dean! 😦
For completists, here’s the info:
The Friends of the Dartmouth Library cordially invite you to attend the Fifteenth Stephen Harvard Lecture:
“Intelligent Design: The Perpetua Press”
by Dean Bornstein
Book Designer, Letterpress Printer, and Illustrator
Thursday, May 4, at 5:00 in the afternoon
Treasure Room, Baker-Berry Library
Reception to follow.
It’s finally done and a few months late. This 5th issue features Dean Bornstein and his Perpetua Press as well as a review of a recent work by Regula Russelle.
The link: http://dlist.sir.arizona.edu/1114/
I’ve also e-mailed this to most everyone on our subscriber list – if you’d like to receive an email when the next issue comes out, contact me at aeoluspress [at] yahoo [dot] com.
For those of you reading who are not on the mailing list, I will briefly note that we’re changing to a twice-a-year publication schedule because the editorial board is too overloaded with stuff at the moment. If you would like to get involved in the production of Bibliographica (and maybe return to the quarterly heydays of last year), let me know; if you would like to write something for a future issue of Bibliographica (a review, an essay, or would like to introduce yourself and your press to our readers), please contact me. I, for one, would be very grateful.