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Skills and Mechanization: The Transition from Hand Press to Cylinder

Skills and Mechanization: The Transition from Hand Press to Cylinder
4 Devonshire Place, Massey College, Colin Friesen Room
Time: Oct 15th, 4:00 pm End: Oct 15th, 5:00 pm
Interest Categories: Information, Faculty of, Humanities, English (FAS), Comparative Literature (FAS), Communications, Book History/Print Culture, 1900-1950, 1800-1900
Lecture by Stephen Sword, stiff & sore Press

The Robertson Davies Library is pleased to present:

Stephen Sword, stiff & sore press

Skills and Mechanization: The Transition from Hand Press to Cylinder

 

Stephen Sword is a printing historian and proprietor of the stiff’n’sore press in Stouffville, Ontario, an experimental shop committed to historic letterpress techniques. His printing interests encompass everything from typography and technology to shop practices and the place of the press in society. He combines his scholarly interests with hands-on craftsmanship. His current research in printing history and practices is centered at Black Creek and Lang Pioneer Villages, and at the Bibliography Room, Massey College, Toronto. Stephen will be speaking later in October at the 40th annual American Printing History Association (APHA) Conference “Printing on the Handpress & Beyond“. He will be giving us an advance preview of his talk here in the Colin Friesen Room at Massey on Thursday, October 15th, at 4 pm.

This event is free and open to all. Registration is not required. For further information, please contact the library at (416) 978-2893.


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