Lance Hidy exhibit and talk

Lance Hidy, the legendary artist and graphic artist of food and postage stamps, has an exhibit up at the Museum of Printing in North Andover, Massachusetts. It can be viewed on Saturdays between 10 am and 4 pm, into December. (Large groups can attend at other times,...

Gastronomy and Fine Print in San Francisco

The week after the APHA/Dard Hunter conference in San Francisco, the Book Club of California scheduled a 2-day event called “A Feast for the Eyes” at their club house and two other venues in its neighborhood. What’s not to like? I found it...

Paul Gehl on Centaur, at the Newberry 10/22

Long ago, I made the mistake of showing a paragraph of an author’s work to him in two typefaces: the one I wanted to use, and Centaur. You will not be surprised to learn that he picked the Centaur. Most every writer loves the “engraved in stone” feel...

Erik Spiekermann hangs out a letterpress shingle

Mind you, no books yet. But he does claim to have retired from Edenspiekermann and FontShop. The idea of his new “letterpress workshop” P98a (in Berlin) is to print posters, which sell for 98 each. (That’s 98 in dollars, pounds, and...

Oak Knoll Fest 2014, Days 2 and 3

The first day of real Oak Knoll Fest 18 followed the prequel, described below. The real thing began with speakers on Saturday morning, followed by the book fair, held at the New Castle senior center, where it has been held in recent years. The town cooperated by...