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Two-Color Letterpress Workshop on Saturday, May 20

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  • Spring 2017 Workshops

    May 20: Two-Color Letterpress · 10 am to 3 pm

    Set two forms (one for each color) and print on our presses.

    Members $75 | Non-Members $95 · Register here >

    April 22: Beginning Letterpress · 10 am to 3 pm

    Learn to hand-set type from California job cases and print on Vandercook or platen presses.

    This workshop has been filled. Watch for a notice of another beginning letterpress workshop later this year.

    Members $75 | Non-Members $95

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

    Valerie LesterA 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.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • A place in Haverhill to hold the presses

    Ted Leigh demonstrates the Columbian Press at the Museum of Printing

    Boston Globe correspondent James Sullivan paid us a visit. This is what he found.

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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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