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Events coming up:
PBFA Book Fairs are in now in full summer mode with 4 events in July including a 2 day event held in Ikley at The Kings Hall & Winter Gardens, Station Road, LS29 8HA with free admission and being the last in July on the 27-28th. In between there are 3 one day fairs and details are to be found on www.pbfa.org and firstname.lastname@example.org
Enid Marx: Print, Pattern and Popular Art- House of Illustration
Enid Marx (1902-1998) was a textile designer, printmaker and illustrator who, alongside her contemporaries Eric Ravilious and Edward Bawden, defined mid-century design and 20 years after her death this is the most comprehensive retrospective of her works, including papers for Curwen and designs for King Penguin.
Where: 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London. N1C 4BH – U
Letterpress Printing Conference University of Leeds July 19th-20th 2018
This is the final of 4 conferences that began last September under the generic heading of Letterpress Printing: Past, Present, and Future and is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) is a research network that brings together scholars, printers, museum professionals and amateurs to explore the significance of letterpress printing today. Featuring a key note lecture by Professor Johanna Drucker from the UCLA, this two-day conference explores the survival, legacy and relevance of letterpress printing in the digital era. For details see https://letterpress.leeds.ac.uk/ and follow the link.
Society of Bookbinders Education & Training Seminar
Ireland – The National Print Museum, Haddington Road, Beggars Bush, Dublin D04 E0C9.
The home of printing presses and history of print in Ireland is conveniently situated near the centre of Dublin and the port.
From the 17th May until the 30th September 2018 the museum will be exhibiting “Print, Protest, and The Polls: The Irish women’s suffrage campaign and the power of print media, 1908 – 1918”. The exhibition will show the relationship between the contemporary political protest and the developing print media of both side of the campaign for women’s’ rights at the ballot box.
USA – Oak Knoll Fest XX: October 5th – October 7th, 2018
Oak Knoll Press who are well known among the British letterpress community have their annual book and printing festival and this year the theme is “Bringing it on Home ” in which Printers, booksellers, and collectors will discuss that theme in a free symposium on Saturday 6th , focusing on the importance of fine press book fairs that help expand the knowledge of the books arts.
For details see https://www.oakknoll.com/fest/
Early Private Presses 1730-1900, by David Chambers
The Private Library: Quarterly Journal update
The Spring and Summer 2016 issue is a double issue and has not yet been sent out as it is still in proof, but it will consist of 128 pages on the Caradoc Press. As always, our quarterly journal is free to members yet can be purchased as a series or in individual copies. Please use the on-line order form to purchase your copy.