On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, Frank Romano, President of the Museum of Printing in Haverhill, Massachusetts, visited the Government Publishing Office in Washington to transport an 1874 U.S patent model of a platen printing press which GPO is lending to the museum. APHA’s Chesapeake Chapter sponsored a “going-away party” in GPO’s Visitor Center at which GPO Director Davita Vance-Cooks and Deputy Director James Bradley formally turned over the model to Romano. The model was prepared for transport to the museum by cabinetmaker John Beckel of the GPO Carpenter Shop, who constructed a specially fitted case for the model to travel in. [Read more]
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Hi there. I am amazed to see this organization exists! I am an employee for a paper merchant in Texas and I am glad to find this website. I was intrigued by the printing timeline posted on the home page and wondered if there was a printed version of it in poster or brochure format? I am the Co-President of our local AIGA chapter and we have organized a Women Lead Letterpress Workshop for March 30th. I was hoping I could distribute to our attendees a copy of the timeline. Let me know if that’s possible. Thanks!
Louis Cuellar, San Antonio AIGA
Registration has opened for the sixteenth annual Book History Workshop at Texas A&M University, scheduled for 21-26 May 2017. Taking place at Cushing Memorial Library & Archives, the Workshop provides an intensive, hands-on introduction to the history of books and printing. [Read more]
This is the sixth and final post in a series that began last year.
Building a wooden printing press takes more than physical means. It requires a great deal of patience and humility. Of course, it also takes tremendous hubris to complete one within a single calendar year. The project would be completed on time and under budget, we told ourselves. There was no other option. [Read more]
APHA NorCal is joining forces with a whole fleet of other Bay Area organizations, listed below, to celebrate the contributions of APHA members Fred and Barbara Voltmer whose handpresses were refurbished or repaired by the Voltmers. Organizations include: Arion Press, American Bookbinders Museum, Book Club of California, Bridwell, Havilah Press, Jonathan Finegold, Mills College, Noble Impressions, Philoxenia, SF Center for the Book, SFPL Main, Rare Books Room, University of San Francisco, and Vallejo/McCuen. RSVP by February 23.
Here’s a peek at Printing History 21, the first issue produced by the team of Brooke Palmieri, editor; Michael Russem, publication designer; and Katherine Ruffin, Vice-President for Publications. [Read more]
At 2 pm, Saturday, January 28, The American Printing History Association’s Annual Meeting took place in the Trustees’ Room at the New York Public Library. Among the highlights was the presentation of the 2017 APHA Awards and the Mark Samuels Lasner Fellowship. The individual award was conferred to Lisa Unger Baskin and the institutional award was conferred to the U.S Government Publishing Office and accepted by George Barnum. The Mark Samuels Lasner Fellowship was awarded to Amanda Stuckey.
The American Printing History Association (APHA) and the Center for Historic American Visual Culture (CHAViC) at the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) welcome proposals for their joint conference
APHA and CHAViC invite proposals that explore the production, distribution, reception, and survival of printed words and images in America to 1900. In an era in which the process of design had not been separated from production, the purpose of the conference is to explore the inter-relation between composition, design, and printing processes. PDF [Read more]
The American Printing History Association’s Annual Meeting will take place 2 pm, Saturday, January 28 in the Trustees’ Room at the New York Public Library. Among the highlights will be the presentation of the 2017 APHA Awards and the Mark Samuels Lasner Fellowship. The individual award will be conferred to Lisa Unger Baskin and the institutional award will be conferred to the U.S Government Publishing Office. The Mark Samuels Lasner Fellow will be Amanda Stuckey. Committee statements regarding the winners will be posted after the meeting. APHA encourage all members to attend. The meeting is free and open to the public.
APHA’s own Mark Samuels Lasner, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Delaware Library and a collector of Victorian books, manuscripts, and artworks, recently donated his collection to the University of Delaware Library. To honor this gift, the library is putting on an exhibition “Victorian Passions: Stories from the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection,” curated by Margaret D. Stetz, on view in the Special Collections Gallery, UD Library, from February 14-June 3, 2017. [Read more]