Audio interview with Robert Bringhurst

Nigel Beale, who maintains the Nota Bene blog, recently recorded an interview with poet, typographer, translator and linguist Robert Bringhurst. Bringhurst’s recent work, The Surface of Meaning: Books and Book Design in Canada, is one of the topics of their...

The printed broadside from 1450 to 1830: a symposium

This interesting symposium was recently announced on HoBo: the website for History of the Book events and resources throughout the UK. It takes place November 14 in Oxford, so it might be something to take in after the Oxford Fine Press Book Fair. ‘The Centre...

Gerald Giampa R.I.P.

The Lanston Type Co.’s former owner, Gerald Giampa, has died of a stroke in Vancouver. We will publish an obituary of Giampa written by Robert Bringhurst in the fall issue of Parenthesis. In the meantime, here is a tribute to Giampa written by John Hudson of...

Guest Post Number 1: Lunch with the Typophiles by Jason Dewinetz

Jason Dewinetz of Greenboathouse Press was recently paid the honour of being invited by the Typophiles to give a presentation at their spring luncheon in New York City. Jason is a fine designer and printer and it is no wonder his work caught the eye of the Typophiles....