APHA / Chesapeake Chapter
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APHA Chesapeake Chapter
and related upcoming events
Friday, February 28, 2014 / 10:30 am
The Prints and Photographs Division
Library of Congress / Madison Building
101 Independence Avenue SE
NOTE: this is not our usual meeting place.
APHA MEMBERS AND INTERESTED NON-MEMBERS INVITED.
We will be meeting to see the collection of original printing blocks cut by José Guadalupe Posada that are held in the collection of the Library of Congress.
J.G. Posada (February 2, 1852 – January 20, 1913) was an engraver / artist working at the turn of the last century who specialized in lurid, sentimental and comic images for the popular press. His chapbooks and broadsides sold for a penny or two and, in a way, were the tabloid press of the day. Politics, crime, fashion, fairy tales, prognostications and social satire were his subjects.
He died largely unknown and was buried in a pauper’s grave about 1913, but his work was rediscovered by the Surrealists, and later generations of artists have embraced his melodramatic graphic works. Today he is something of a cult figure.
If you would like to attend, please send an email to Chris Manson.
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November 16 - Chesapeake Chapter works with Art of the Book students from the Corcoran College of Art + Design | story and photos
The American Printing History Association encourages the study of printing history and its related arts and skills, including letterpress printing, calligraphy, typefounding, typography, papermaking, bookbinding, illustration, and publishing. APHA is especially, but by no means exclusively, interested in American printing history.
The national organization of the American Printing History Association lists approximately 720 members, 61 of whom are also members of the Chesapeake Chapter. Many members of the Chesapeake Chapter are active letterpress printers.
The Chesapeake Chapter of the American Printing History Association is centered in the Washington, DC area. The adjacent map shows a 100 mile radius.
We invite anyone with an interest to join with us to maintain and promote the craft of letterpress, book binding, book collecting, scholarship and other issues relating to printing history.
New Chapter officers through December 2014 are
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