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2021 Conference

Detail of a poster designed and printed by Juan Carlos Romero, Imprenta Enlace. (Belinda Ugalde Mellado)

The American Printing History Associationʼs 46th annual fall conference will be hosted online through the Grolier Club of New York, from October 22–23, 2021.  “Impresos: Printing Across Latin American and Caribbean Cultures” will explore common themes promoted by our organizations, with a focus on the study of printing history and practices of peoples and cultures related to Latin America and the Caribbean. The conference will be available with bilingual captioning in English and Spanish.  [Read more]



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2021 Lieberman Lecture: Derrick R. Spires

Derrick R. Spires, Cornell University
“Nineteenth-Century Black Printing and the Matter of Black Life”
December 2 at 7 p.m EST via Zoom

Printing with printing presses at Claflin University, Orangeburg, S.C. South Carolina Orangeburg, 1899. (Library of Congress  )

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Letter Your City! An Impresos Online Workshop

Register now for a Nubia Navarro’s workshop through Center for Book Arts New York, October 21, 2021, from 6 to 9 p.m. Her expert skills guide you to accentuate your hand-lettering with digital tools. Beginners welcome! [Read more]

Call for Nominations for the 2022 APHA Awards

New this year: The APHA Board has asked that nominations made in the previous five years be considered in each year’s selection process. A PDF list of the last five year’s nominees has been attached.

The American Printing History Association (APHA) Board of Trustees and the Awards Committee invite nominations for the 2022 APHA Individual Laureate and Institutional Awards.  [Read more]

ISO: Database of Printing Plate Metals

From the Contact page:

I am wondering if there exists a database of the metallurgical compositions of worldwide printing plates from the 15th century to the 20th? Basically, if anyone has pooled together metallurgical data from known plates from museum collections. [Read more]

RIP: Janusz Tryzno Founder of the Book Art Museum in Łódź, Poland

Janusz and Jadwiga Tryzno with an artist book created from all their bureaucratic correspondence regarding the saving of the Grohman villa in Łodź, home of the Book Art Museum. The book is topped with their “Gloria Artis” medals for “Distinguished Culture.” (Wikipedia)

Janusz Paweł Tryzno of the Book Art Museum in Łódź, Poland, died of cancer on May 28, 2021. Janusz and his wife Jadwiga received the APHA Institutional Award in 2015 for their creation and development of the Book Art Museum in Łódź. There is not yet an English language obituary; however, an article in the leading Polish daily newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza can be translated by Google. (Information provided by Ann Frenkel and Gwido Zlatkes, Mark Samuels Lasner Fellow, 2011.)

APHA Launches YouTube Channel

The American Printing History Association is pleased to announce its own YouTube channel featuring videos that support its mission and programs. Take a look. We’re just getting started.

Printing History 27/28 On Its Way

The combined Printing History 27/28 will be in member mailboxes soon. It includes an interview with Tia Blassingame, a feature on Sonia Farmer’s Craftsman Press Archive, K. A. Wisniewski on Mary Katharine Goddard, Sarah Werner’s Lieberman Lecture, and much more. 

2021 APHA Virtual Conference Call for Proposals

The American Printing History Association welcomes proposals for Impresos: Printing Across Latin American and Caribbean Cultures An APHA virtual conference, hosted by the Grolier Club, New York, NY. Online (EDT) October 22–23, 2021.

The 2021 APHA Call for Proposals is offered in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French. Call for Proposals are due by May 1, 2021 PDF.