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Workshop 2: Using letterpress

  • National Print Museum Dublin Ireland (map)

Letterpress Printing: Past, Present, and Future is an AHRC-funded Research Network that brings together scholars, printers, and museum professionals (among others), to explore the significance of letterpress printing today. Led by Jim Mussell, of the Centre for the Comparative History of Print at the University of Leeds, and Caroline Archer, of the Centre for Printing History and Culture the network will run a series of events over the coming eighteen months. More information about the project is available here.

This second Workshop is designed to share ways in which historic printing is – and might be – used in research, practice and teaching.  Held at the National Print Museum in Dublin, this event brings together artists, printers, and typographers, as well as historians, literary scholars, and media theorists

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Ann Brady Title to be confirmed (Vermillion Design, Dublin);
  • Alex Cooper, Rose Gridneff, Andrew Haslem, Title to be confirmed (6 x 6 Project)
  • Dawn Hollis A traditional letterpress for a modern university: some preliminary ink(l)ings (University of St Andrews and the Pathfoot Press, University of Sterling);
  • Richard Lawrence Teaching letterpress to people who need to know and others (Bibliographical Press, Bodleian Library, Oxford, & St Bride Foundation, London);
  • Mary Plunket Books, prints and creative makers (The Belgrave Private Press, Dublin)
  • Sean Sills 50 years of letterpress: from apprentice to print educator (Distiller Press, National College of Art & Design Dublin [retired]);
  • Nick Thurston, Cast in ink: the poetics of letterpress in contemporary art (University of Leeds)
  • Kelsey Jackson Williams A picky poet prints privately: Archibald Pitcairne's experiments in letterpress (University of Sterling);
  • Sandy Wilkinson Title to be confirmed (University College, Dublin).