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Upstate New York Chapter

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Hand-colored Albumen print photograph of Genesee High Falls, Rochester, ca. 1890. Source: NYPL. Robert N. Dennis collection of stereoscopic views.

About APHA Upstate NY

The Upstate New York Chapter serves members from the Hudson Valley to Buffalo. 

upcoming events

Letterpress Appreciation Day on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. 
Co-sponsored by Boxcar Press & P22 Type Foundry

Boxcar Press
509 W Fayette St, Syracuse, NY 13204
Free and open to the public

Tour of Boxcar Press
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. starting in Room #135
Boxcar Press is one of the largest letterpress specialty print shops in the world. Boxcar’s mission over the past 2 decades has been “to print beautifully; use the best materials; and support and inspire the letterpress community.” The tour will include demonstrations and hands-on activities.

Refreshments and Pizza
6:30 – 7:00 p.m. in Room #200

Screening of Making Faces: Metal Type in the 21st Century
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. in Room #200
This fascinating design documentary captures the personality and work process of the late Canadian graphic artist Jim Rimmer (1931-2010). In 2008, P22 Type Foundry commissioned Rimmer to create a new type design (Stern) that became the first-ever simultaneous release of a digital font and hand-set metal font. This film is a unique opportunity to share Jim’s knowledge, processes, and passions with the world. The director, Richard Kegler, will be on hand to answer questions afterward.

For more information, please contact Cathy Smith at (315) 473-0930 or events@boxcarpress.com

Letterpress Appreciation Day is celebrated across North America on 9/18. This date corresponds to the 0.918-inch height of a letterpress form: type high.


past events


Thursday, April 14, 2016, 5:30 p.m., Hostetter Lecture Room (209), Stratton Hall. Free and open to the public.
Upstate New York Wayzgoose at Genesee Center for the Arts & Education, Rochester New York on Saturday June 4, 2016
The 40th annual American Printing History Association conference: Printing on the Handpress and Beyond hosted by RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection
Wells College, Swartzburg Memorial Book Arts Lecture: David Shields — Towards a people’s history of American wood type. Thursday, October 21, 2015, 5:30 p.m., Hostetter Lecture Room (209), Stratton Hall. Free and open to the public.
Upstate New York Wayzgoose at Wells Book Arts Center in Aurora, New York on Saturday May 9, 2015
Wells College, Swartzburg Memorial Book Arts Lecture: Andrew Steeves: Ecology, Economy and The Endurance of Printing. Thursday, April 16, 2015, 5 p.m., Hostetter Lecture Room (209), Stratton Hall. Free and open to the public.
RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection opened the exhibition “Frederic W. Goudy: 150 Years of Typographic Influence” on March 12, with a standing-room-only lecture by Steve Matteson, Creative Type Director at Monotype.
Wells College, Swartzburg Memorial Book Arts Lecture: Just Who Is Richard Kegler And What Is He Doing At Wells Book Arts Center? Thursday,  October 23, 2014, 5 p.m., Hostetter Lecture Room (209), Stratton Hall. Free and open to the public.
Wells College, Swartzburg Memorial Book Arts Lecture: RIT’s Cary Graphic Arts Collection, Highlights from Forty-five Years. Thursday, April 10, 2014, 5 p.m., Hostetter Lecture Room (209), Stratton Hall. Free and open to the public.
 Syracuse University Libraries Special Collections Research Center Summer exhibition: “4,000 Years and Counting,” July 1 to August 14, 2014, on view at the 6th floor Gallery, Bird Library.
RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection Summer exhibition: “Elaine Lustig Cohen: Voice & Vision,” on view in The Wallace Center through September 8, 2014.
Genesee Center for the Arts & Education, Rochester: Open House & Letterpress demonstration, July 11, 4 p.m. 2014
Western New York Book Arts Center, Buffalo: 3rd Annual Buffalo Bookfest, August 9, 11-5 p.m. 2014