Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Vandercook printing press

Vandercook birthday at Gaspereau Press

Gaspereau Press, designers and printers of the North American (fall) editions of Parenthesis, mark the 100th anniversary of the invention of the Vandercook with a little cake . . . and a video of the cake being run through the press.

broadsides produced by various printers for The Vandercook Book.

broadsides produced by various printers for The Vandercook Book.

In a more sober mood, The Center for Book Arts in New York are celebrating Vandercook’s centenary with the publication of The Vandercook Book, which includes broadsides produced by dozens of contemporary master printers and essays by Barbara Henry, Fritz Klinke, Henry Morris, Paul Moxon, Michael Peich, and Perry Tymeson. Parenthesis 17, due out this fall, will feature an essay by Barbara Henry and Roni Gross about the making of this unique collaborative book.

— Paul Razzell

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