News and Events
2017 Calendar of Events
- Sat. 3:
- “Graphic Means” documentary on the rise of cold type
- Sat. 10:
- Letterpress sale
- Sat. 17:
- Valerie Lester lecture on Bodoni
- Sat. 22:
- Linotype Day
- Sat. 29:
- Movie Night — old print films and popcorn
Bodoni the person, his fonts, his times: A lecture by Valerie Lester
A new lecture on Giambattista Bodoni, the great Italian type designer and printer, will be given by author Valerie Lester on Saturday, June 17th at 1:30 pm.
We do not give sufficient credit to, and rarely acknowledge, the invisible masters whose hands and eyes created the typefaces we take for granted. After this lecture, you will have a greater insight into Bodoni, the person, and his fonts and times.
Paul Shaw: W. A. Dwiggins in his time
On May 13, 2017 calligrapher, type designer and design historian Paul Shaw gave a fascinating talk on the American graphic artist W. A. Dwiggins. Active in the first half of the 20th century, Dwiggins was a master calligrapher, book designer, type designer, marionettist, writer, and creative spirit, in a unceasing flow of artistic production.
Gift Certificates Now Available
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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.
A place in Haverhill to hold the presses
Boston Globe correspondent James Sullivan paid us a visit. This is what he found.
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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 ↑