Archive for May, 2018

Booklyn Announces Fair Opposite NYC Armory Fair

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

From their press release:
“Only forty 2.5ft. x 6ft. tables at $400.00 each, for the 2 days of the fair, are available, with a limit of 4 tables per artist, artists’ group, organization or press. (Sorry: no multiple table discounts, as we are making this as affordable as possible.) ¶ All participants can also submit a proposal for general assembly presentations resonant with the 2019 Fairs theme, “Resistance and Resonance, how have the recent Art Build, Me Too, March For Our Lives, Black Lives Matter, BDS, Immigrants Rights, Gender Justice and Standing Rock direct action movements affected the field of creative publishing? ¶ All participants will receive significant amounts of free passes for their audiences and fans. ¶ Our partner the New York City Book and Ephemera Fair will be running shuttles from the ABAA show all day both days and will join Booklyn in doing extensive promotion for both fairs.”
It appears that FPBA may need to announce their plans somewhat earlier this year to avoid having its exhbitors drained off by Booklyn’s efforts.
–Bob McCamant

Three Birmingham-sponsored conferences announced

Friday, May 11th, 2018

The Centre for Printing History and Culture in Birmingham, England announces that bookings are now open for the following three conferences:

Script, print, and letterform in global contexts: the visual and the material, 28-29 June 2018, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK.vKeynote speakers are Prof Ulrike Stark, Dr Lucie Ryzova, Prof Robin Jeffrey, and Graham Shaw. Cost of the event is £95 for two days; £60 for one. However, if you are a full-time student, the rate is reduced to £50 for two days and £30 – one day. More information, programme, and booking details are available here.

Printing for the workplace: industrial and business publishing, 12 July 2018, Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden, Flintshire, Wales. Cost is £40 for full day. More information, programme, and booking details are available here.

Women in print: production, distribution and consumption, 13-14 September 2018, Winterbourne House, Birmingham, UK. Keynote speakers: Dr Nadine Chahine, Ann Field, Prof Helen Smith. Cost is £95 for two days and £60 for one. More information, programme and booking details are available here.

–Bob McCamant

College Letterpress Printer Job (!) in Toronto

Friday, May 11th, 2018

The John M. Kelly Library’s posting for a College Printer (Letterpress) posiiton is live on the University of Toronto website at
They encourage widest possible dissemination of this opportunity.
The contact is Noelle Gadon, Executive Assistant, John M. Kelly Library, University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto. Office: 133B, 113 St. Joseph Street; mail: 81 St. Mary Street. Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1J4. They even give a phone number: 416-926-1300 x 3622 and an email,

–Bob McCamant

Lancaster Heritage Press Museum raising funds

Monday, May 7th, 2018

This just in from Pennsylvania:
We are asking you to help us spread the word about an online fundraising site.
The Lancaster Heritage Press Museum and The .918 Club are raising funds to finish the Heritage Press Education Center for the preservation and promotion of letterpress printing and the book arts. We hope you have heard about the Lancaster Heritage Press Museum a recreated 1920’s era print shop where we preserve the history of printing by demonstrating the printing process on our preserved presses. We host many visitors including students who come to learn about print history. However our space is limited and there is a demand for hands-on learning such as our Scout’s Graphic Merit Badge program. We have the equipment, the members with the skills and a building generously made available to us by Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. Now we need help to finish the renovations and set up the center so we can have share the experience through workshops for letterpress, papermaking and book arts.
We are using online fund raising site to fund the next steps in our renovations to add to the grants and donations we have already raised. Our online target is $40,000 and we have various levels of rewards starting at just $10. There are also special rewards at $250 and $500 for workshops from our friends at Typothecary Letterpress Studio in Lancaster, PA and Lead Graffiti Studio in Newark, DE. To donate simply go to our website and select the button “Support us here” which will link you directly to the fund raising site.
For more information about our building fund also go to our website building fund page at 918 Club Building Fund.
Thank you in advance for your help in making the Heritage Press Education Center a reality.
The Lancaster Heritage Press Museum and The .918 Club
Questions please contact:
Kenneth B. Kulakowsky
President, 918 Club at the Heritage Education Center
15 Cedar Drive, Willow Street, PA 17584

–Bob McCamant