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  • Gerald Lange <bieler@worldnet.att.net>
    Dear Gerald Lange Crispin Elsted tells me that you manage the groupsite for the Fine Press Book Association. May I trouble you to forward to your members (and
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 21, 2003
      Dear Gerald Lange

      Crispin Elsted tells me that you manage the groupsite for the Fine
      Press Book
      Association. May I trouble you to forward to your members (and anyone
      you care to) he following announcements from APHA.

      Many thanks, Mark

      Mark Samuels Lasner
      Sentior Research Fellow
      University of Delaware Library
      Tel. (302) 831-3250

      VP for Programs
      American Printing History Association



      "New Work in Printing History"

      American Printing History Association Annual Conference
      The Grolier Club, New York, N.Y.
      24-25 October 2003

      For its 27th annual conference, to be held at The Grolier Club in New
      24-25 October 2003, the American Printing History Association (APHA)
      papers which fit into the rubric of "new work in printing history."
      history is broadly defined as the history of printing in all its forms,
      including all the arts and technologies relevant to printing, the book
      and letterforms-typography, typefounding, presses and presswork,
      calligraphy, bookbinding, illustration, publishing, and the literature of
      printing. Submissions are especially wanted from those working in the
      area of
      American printing history, but the subjects of papers have no
      geographical or
      chronological limitations, and may be national or regional in scope,
      biographical, analytical, technical, or bibliographical in nature. We
      seek in
      particular proposals that use new methods of study or interpretation,
      benefit from newly available primary sources, or that treat overlooked or
      forgotten persons, techniques, or design elements.

      Speakers need not be academics, and we welcome participation by printers,
      book artists, design professionals, librarians, curators, independent
      scholars, and collectors. All papers are limited to a reading time of
      minutes. Proposals (not to exceed the equivalent of one page, typewritten
      double-spaced) should be sent with contact information to:

      Mark Samuels Lasner
      Vice-President for Programs
      P.O. Box 4519
      Grand Central Station
      New York, N.Y. 10163

      e-mail to
      or marksl@...

      The deadline is 1 May 2003.

      Apart from its annual conference, APHA supports research and scholarship
      through its journal "Printing History," occasional special
      publications, an
      oral history project, and a recently-inaugurated fellowship program. The
      association, founded in 1974, encourages the preservation of printing
      artifacts and source materials for printing history. It recognizes
      achievement in the field through annual Individual and Institutional
      and by means of the J. Ben Lieberman Lecture given each year at a
      host institution by a distinguished figure in printing history or the
      arts. These national events are supplemented by the activities of APHA's
      regional chapters, which sponsor programs of lectures, field trips,
      and other
      opportunities to meet fellow members.

      Additional information, including a membership form, may be found
      online at

      Mark Samuels Lasner
      Sentior Research Fellow
      University of Delaware Library
      Tel. (302) 831-3250


      The American Printing History Association


      The New Digital "Monticello" Type: History and Inspirations
      Matthew Carter and Charles Creesy

      Tuesday, 25 February 2003, 6 p.m.
      The Grolier Club
      47 East 60th Street
      New York, N.Y.

      Matthew Carter and Charles Creesy will speak on Tuesday, 25 February
      2003, at
      The Grolier Club about the new digital "Monticello" typeface. This
      can claim a lineage stretching back to Thomas Jefferson and America's
      type foundry, Binny & Ronaldson. Because he admired Binny & Ronaldson's
      types, the typeface was named in honor of Jefferson's home, Monticello.
      Originally commissioned by Princeton University Press for the Papers of
      Thomas Jefferson, "Monticello" represented the desire of editor Julian
      and the Press to present modern documentary editing in historically
      typography. Princeton University Press's Charles Creesy will talk
      about Binny
      & Ronaldson, their relations with Thomas Jefferson and how their 1797
      inspired the 1950 Linotype face "Monticello." Type designer Matthew
      will build on this history to discuss his 21st Century digital version of
      this distinctively American typeface. Attendees will receive a
      keepsake, the
      first showing of Carter's new digital "Monticello," courtesy of Princeton
      University Press.

      Matthew Carter, a type designer with more than forty years' experience of
      typographic technologies ranging from hand-cut punches to computer
      fonts, has
      designed ITC Galliard, Bell Centennial (for U.S. telephone directories),
      Mantinia, Big Caslon, Miller, and the screen fonts Verdana and
      Georgia. The
      recipient of numerous awards, including the Chrysler Award for
      Innovation in
      Design, the Type Directors Club Medal, and the AIGA Medal, Carter is a pr
      incipal of Carter & Cone Type, Inc. in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

      Charles Creesy, Director of Computing and Publishing Technologies at
      Princeton University Press, was honored by the Association of American
      University Presses in 1996 for his efforts to help publishers adopt
      technologies. Creesy became interested in fonts while setting
      headlines by
      hand for Princeton's student newspaper in the 1960s, a skill he later
      to editing a magazine for the Peace Corps in Ecuador. Upon his return
      to the
      U.S., he worked for the New Leader in New York and became editor of the
      Princeton Alumni Weekly, which made the transition from hot-metal
      to computers during his tenure from 1975 to 1988. His article about the
      creation of the original Linotype "Monticello" and the new revival by
      Carter will appear in the Princeton University Library Chronicle.

      This presentation is part of APHA's "On the Road" series of events in
      2002-2003, held across the United States. It is co-sponsored by The
      Club, the Society of Typographic Aficionados (SoTA), and the Type
      Club, and is free and open to the public. Reservations are not
      required but
      seating is available on a first come-first served basis.

      About the sponsors:

      The American Printing History Association (APHA), founded in 1974,
      the study of printing history and related arts and skills, including
      calligraphy, typefounding, typography, papermaking, bookbinding,
      illustration, and publishing. Website: www.printinghistory.org.

      Established in 1884, The Grolier Club is America's oldest and largest
      for bibliophiles and enthusiasts in the graphic arts. Named for Jean
      the Renaissance collector renowned for sharing his library with
      friends, the
      Club's objective is to foster "the literary study and promotion of the
      pertaining to the production of books." The Club maintains a library on
      printing and related book arts, and its programs include public
      as well as a long and distinguished series of publications. Website:

      The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SoTA) is an international
      organization dedicated to the promotion, study, and support of type, its
      history and development, its use in the world of print and digital
      its designers, and its admirers. Website: www.typesociety.org.

      The Type Directors Club is an international organization for all
      people who
      are devoted to excellence in typography, both in print and on screen.
      in 1946, today's TDC is involved in all contemporary areas of
      typography and
      design, and welcomes graphic designers, art directors, editors,
      professionals, students, entrepreneurs, and all who have an interest
      in type:
      in advertising, communications, education, marketing, and publishing.
      Website: www.tdc.org.

      for further information contact Mark Samuels Lasner, Vice-President for
      Programs, APHA, P.O. Box 4519, Grand Central Station, New York, N.Y.
      Tel. (302) 831-3250, programs@... or marksl@....
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