News and Events
The Linotype machine revolutionized typesetting, moving the craft from laborious hand-setting to swift mechanical setting.
On Saturday, July 22 from 10 am to 3 pm we will present lectures on the Linotype and describe it in detail. You can cast your name on a Ludlow (another fascinating machine) and print it on a certificate to note the occasion using a proof press.
MoP Members Invited to Society of Printers Summer Retreat
The Society of Printers has graciously extended an invitation for up to 10 MoP members to their Summer Retreat, August 5, 6 & 7 at the Museum of Printing.
The Society of Printers is a 112 year old private professional organization of dedicated simply to the study and advancement of the art of printing. Read more about then and their annual Dwiggins Lecture which is open to the public in the spring. Their publications are available to the general public. More information at www.SocietyOfPrinters.org
TypeCon 2017 – Boston
TypeCon 2017 will be held in Boston from August 23rd to the 27th. The conference is packed with how-to talks by type luminaries including Sumner Stone and Museum of Printing president Frank Romano, presentations and workshops, with an optional full day side trip to the Museum of Printing on Wednesday, August 23rd. Full information at TypeCon.com.
2017 Calendar of Events
- Sat. 22:
- Linotype Day
- Sat. 29:
- Movie Night — old print films and popcorn
- Sat. 5:
- Society of Printers retreat
- Sun. 6:
- SOP retreat
- Sat. 12:
- Linotype Day
- Wed. 23:
- TypeCon Boston tour Museum
A fascinating experiment with non-Latin scripts (that works)
Israeli typographer Liron Lavi Turkenich has married two ancient languages in script, and it’s legible. Read more in Tablet magazine >
Robert Bringhurst in Boston, April 2017
Robert Bringhurst and Amelia Hugill-Fontanel at the Society of Printers 43rd Annual W.A. Dwiggins Lecture at the Boston Public Library.
Bringhurst is the noted type historian and poet who spoke on the life and work of type designer Hermann Zapf. Amelia made the trek from Rochester, NY where she is Associate Curator for the RIT Cary Collection.
Attention, Dwiggins Lovers!
Funds are being raised for a magnificent book on W. A. Dwiggins via a Kickstarter campaign that runs until April 28, 2017. Letterform Archive’s publishing program debuts with W. A. Dwiggins: A Life in Design, a comprehensive illustrated biography of the innovative type designer, illustrator, and lettering artist, William Addison Dwiggins. Written and designed by Bruce Kennett, with a foreword by Steven Heller, this book is essential for anyone interested in graphic design, publishing, and the book arts.
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The Museum of Printing is supported in part by grants from Boxford, Georgetown, Groveland, Haverhill & Merrimack Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a State Agency.Top ↑