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LINOTYPE DAY, Saturday, July 22

News and Events

  • 2017 Calendar of Events

    JULY

    Sat. 22:
    Linotype Day
    Sat. 29:
    Movie Night — old print films and popcorn

    AUGUST

    Sat. 5:
    Society of Printers retreat
    Sun. 6:
    SOP retreat
    Sat. 12:
    Linotype Day
    Wed. 23:
    TypeCon Boston tour Museum

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  • Gift Certificates Now Available

    gift certificate

    Gift certificates are now available for the Museum of Printing for use in the Museum Store, toward workshops or membership and as admission to paid events.

    Purchases may be made at the Museum with cash, credit card or check, or via mail. To purchase by mail send a check to our business office at

    Museum of Printing
    POB 5580
    Beverly, MA 01915

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  • Bodoni the person, his fonts, his times: A lecture by Valerie Lester

    Valerie LesterValerie Lester presented a lecture on Giambattista Bodoni, the great Italian type designer and printer, on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

    Valerie Lester’s biography on Bodoni is the first in English and has received rave reviews. Scholarly — but eminently readable — the book is itself an example of the beautiful printing and exceptional design for which Bodoni was celebrated. Ms. Lester is an independent scholar and translator and her presentations are highly regarded.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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Mass. Cultural CouncilThe 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.

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