Archive for April, 2016

Ink, Press, Repeat calls for 2016 entries

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

InkPressRepeatIt’s time to get your entries ready for this year’s Ink, Press, Repeat. The deadline is very precise: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EST. They can be so precise because they don’t want the real objects for entry. This page explains it all. If you want to mark your calendars for seeing the show, it will open September 6 and run for a little over a month in Wayne, New Jersey. JUST LEARNED! They’re USA chauvinists! You gotta be from the USA.
–Bob McCamant

Book Club of California announces Palatino book by Bringhurst

Sunday, April 17th, 2016

PalatinoBookThe Book Club of California seems intent on keeping up a vigorous publishing effort. Their latest book, which they are just announcing, is Robert Bringhurst’s Palatino, the Natural History of a Typeface, for which they are now accepting orders. We have a copy of their offering prospectus online.

–Bob McCamant

Oak Knoll Confirms Fest

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

OakKnollLogoFriday afternoon, September 30: Symposium from 1 to 4 on “The Texts of Private Press Books – Should it Come from the Past or the Present?” Saturday, October 1: Talks from 9:30 to 11, including Mark Dimunation, Ron Patkus, and a third speaker to be named by the FPBA. Book fair open 12:30 to 5 pm. Sunday, October 2: 10 – 11: Speech by Ron Patkus. Book fair open 12:30-3:30. If you’d like to exhibit, this is the registration form.

–Bob McCamant

Spring short courses from Type@Cooper West

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

cooperTypeLogo_westThere are two 2-day workshops, both led by James Edmondson: “Lettering for Logotypes” (Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1) and “Sketching Type: Exploring Variables with TypeCooker” (Saturday and Sunday, Jun. 4-5). Then there is a much longer class, taking nine successive Tuesday evenings, May 17 through July 12, called “Micro & Macro Typography” which seems to be an introduction to computer design; its instructor is Tânia Raposo. The two-day intensives are $420, the continuing class is $945. Additional information is available here.

–Bob McCamant