The speaker roster is now confirmed for “Matrices: The Social Life of Paper, Print, and Art,” our joint conference with the Friends of Dard Hunter (FDH). APHA’s forty-third annual conference will be held at University of Iowa Center for the Book Iowa City, Iowa, October 25–27, 2018, with both pre- and post-conference events. Registration and other information are still in development. Please stay tuned.
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I am looking for an article or website on the history of progressive proof printing, its origins etc. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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As a consequence of a research project focused on events of June 1858 upon which I am currently working, it has come to my attention that purchasers of issues of The London Times in the 1850s had to cut pages in order to read them. [Read more]
The American Printing History Association is now on Instagram @printinghistory. This matches our handles on Twitter and Facebook used to announce website content, and share news from members and like organizations. However, our Instagram will tease information about our programs and our journal Printing History. We’ll also post random takes on our mission and motto “to encourage the study printing history.”
For a while we’ve asked members to tag images on their own social media accounts with #americanprintinghistory and will continue to do so.
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Hello. I am looking for information on the history of poster competitions in general as well as descriptions of specific instances and famous artists/designers who may have been participants.
I have found books on the history of the poster, but none yet that include mention of contests or competitions.
Any help or advice, what to search or where would be welcomed.
All my very best,
This exhibition is a Friends of Dard Hunter tradition, but will be open to members of APHA for this conference.
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Printing History 23, produced by the team of Brooke Palmieri, editor; Michael Russem, publication designer; and Katherine Ruffin, Vice-President for Publications, is now in production at PuritanCapital in Hollis, New Hampshire. [Read more]
Hello, I’ve been searching for some further information regarding the decorative borders used by the American Map Makers of the 1800s. Colton NYC Mitchell Philly Johnson etc. I figured your members might know of where i can delve further into the design, alterations and development. Thanks Neil.
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I am a graduate student at DePaul University and I am researching the history of African American printers in the U.S. I wonder if your organization could offer any assistance or guidance for my research.