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2014 APHA Chesapeake Chapter calendar
The new 2014 APHA Chesapeake Chapter calendars are available online for $25 with free shipping. Think New Years and spread the Chesapeake Chapter reputation to your friends. This would be a good time to help us build things up.
For students - Apply for a free 2014 Chesapeake Chapter Membership Fellowship.
Students currently enrolled full-time in a college or university program are encouraged to apply for a year-long fellowship to the Chesapeake Chapter of the American Printing History Association. The membership includes a subscription to the biannual publication Printing History, invitations to Chapter events such as studio tours, behind-the-scenes museum visits, workshops and more, as well as discounted registration for the annual APHA conference.
APHA is a membership organization that encourages the study of the history of printed and related arts and crafts, including calligraphy, typefounding, typography, papermaking, bookbinding, illustration, and publishing. The Chesapeake Chapter has members in the DC -Baltimore - Virginia - Delaware area and represents printers, artists, curators, historians, and collectors.
The fellowship will cover National and Chapter dues for January through December 2014. This is a one-time award.
To apply, please send a short written statement expressing your interest in the history and / or practice of printing and related arts, and what you hope to gain from a year with the Chapter's diverse community.
Deadline to apply is December 15.
Send your statement or any questions to Val Lucas, Chapter President at email@example.com with the subject line "Chesapeake Chapter Fellowship Application."
For more information on APHA, visit the national site at printinghistory.org and our chapter site at printinghistory-chesapeake.org.
Embassy of Italy
3000 Whitehaven Street NW
Washington, DC 20008
November 20 through December 20, 2013
Monday to Friday from 10am-12 / 2pm-4pm
Exhibition: Fabriano 1264, 750 Years of Western Paper: carrying knowledge, spreading culture, connecting peoples
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: email reservations requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
Got a bunch of money burning a hole in something?
The Bay Psalm Book, the first book printed in the 'new world' will be on view at Sotheby's on Monday, November18 , and will be sold on November 26. Estimated sale price is $15,000,000 to $30,000,000
20 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10020
Thursday, December 5, 2013
5-7 p.m. viewing
6 p.m. remarks by Jethro Lieberman (owner of the press)
William Morris's Albion press goes on the auction block
Christie's is pleased to invite the William Morris Society in the United States, APHA, and members of the Grolier Club for a special preview and talk about William Morris's Albion Press, No. 6551, the press used to print the Kelmscott Press Chaucer.
The celebrated Albion hand press used for printing the Kelmscott Chaucer will be auctioned at Christie's (New York) on 6 December. Morris bought the press–which is exceptionally large and reinforced with steel bands—because his printers were experiencing particular difficulty with the large borders in the Chaucer: i.e., the extra pressure required was causing repeated breakdowns on the other presses he then owned. "New press arrived from Hopkinson & Cope," Sydney Cockerell recorded in his diary on 21 December 1894. But there were immediate mechanical problems with the new press as well. "Please let me know by return when the press will be repaired & ready for work," Cockerell wrote to Hopkinson & Cope on 1 January 1895. "We expected that it would have been done before this, & have engaged new pressmen accordingly." Finally, on 8 January, Cockerell was able to write in his diary, "2 presses at work on the Chaucer."
After the closing of the Kelmscott Press in the spring of 1898, Morris's presses (not including, of course, the types and ornaments) were sold to C. R. Ashbee, who then rather annoyed Cockerell and F. S. Ellis by proclaiming that he was Morris's official successor in the world of fine printing. When Ashbee shut down his Essex House Press in 1910, the big Albion was put on the market again again, though the history of its ownership during the following decade is a little murky. It emerges into daylight once more in 1924, now purchased by the American printer and type-designer Frederic W. Goudy, who began using it at his Village Press.
Corcoran Print and Book Forum
Corcoran College of Art + Design, Art and the Book Program, and Marginalia Press
Armand Hammer Auditorium, 500 17th Street NW
Saturday, December 7, Noon until 7pm
ALL APHA MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS INVITED.
12:00 noon - KEYNOTE SPEAKER (12 pm)
Peter Koch Creating the Bibliosphere: CODEX and
the future of the book, an internationally noted designer,
printer, artist, and author.
Koch founded Montana Gothic: A Journal of Poetry, Literature & Graphics, Black Stone Press, and a letterpress printing office in 1974. In 1979, Koch embarked on a one-year apprenticeship with Adrian Wilson at his renowned Press in Tuscany Alley on Telegraph hill in San Francisco. Since the dissolution of Black Stone Press in 1983, he has published under numerous imprints named to suit different facets of his work: Peter Koch, Printers; Hormone Derange Editions; and Editions Koch. In 2005, he created the CODEX Foundation to preserve and promote the arts of the book and is currently director of the CODEX International Book Fair and Symposium.
From 1991 to 2011, he taught the history of the book as a work of art at
University of California Berkeley. His writings on the book as art and artifact have appeared in numerous publications and anthologies, most recently in Book Art Object Volumes 1 and 2, and in the CODE(X)+1 monograph series. His books and artworks have been the subject of major solo exhibitions at The New York Public Library, The San Francisco Public Library, The Widener Library at Harvard University, The Yellowstone Art Museum, and The University of Montana Art Museum.
AFTERNOON SPEAKER is Tim Winkler of XYZPDQPress, a 2013 graduate of the Book Arts MFA Program at the University of Alabama. His emerging practice is focused on small, ephemeral works in both traditional and new media. Timothy's research interests include: the history of book design and illustration; print cultures in developing nations; and mail art and zines. He first began to learn letterpress at Hatch Show Print in Nashville and then at Yee-Haw Industries when it was still in Kentucky. A former Penland instructor, Timothy will start teaching college art courses in the Spring of 2014 while continuing to work as an illustrator and a studio artist. Since 2011, he has been the owner and main employee of the semi-imaginary studio, XYZPDQ Press, which is currently located in central Alabama.
Panel group discussion:: The Future of the Print and Book Form
Leslie Overstreet, Curator of Natural-History Rare Books, Smithsonian Institution Libraries
Matthew Kirschenbaum, Associate Professor of English, Associate Director, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), University of Maryland
Natalie Campbell and Martine Workman, Independent Print and Book
Artists and Collaborators
Shannon Collis, Assistant Professor Digital Foundations/Printmaking,
Art Department, University of Maryland
Variations on Non-Adhesive Structures by Sarah McDermott, Art
and the Book faculty member
Vegetable Papers by Marjorie Devereux, recent Art and the Book
graduate Letterpress printer for Haute Papier, and Papermaking
Associate at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center
Invitational print & book fair
An invitation book and print fair will be held in conjunction with
the day's forum event where renown artists will sell their unique
book and print ephemera in the Corcoran Gallery of Art atrium.
Closing wine and cheese reception
Come celebrate a full day of an exchange of print and book knowledge with a closing wine and cheese reception in the Gallery 31. Reception is sponsored by the Chesapeake Chapter of the American Printing History Association. Corcoran College of Art + Design, Art and the Book Program, and Marginalia Press.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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