The St Bride Foundation Library hosts a variety of print-related lectures, exhibitions and talks throughout the year, as well as talks and conferences on everything from poster design to handwriting, resulting in an exciting and vibrant series of events running the whole year round.
In Search of Emery Walker
You can visit his house, walk around his home and see the furnishings and pictures that he acquired, the objects and mementos that he bought. But while working with the Emery Walker Trust in 2016 prior to Emery Walker’s House reopening the following year, Simon Loxley felt that a real sense of the man himself was strangely absent. His role as inspiration and facilitator for the private press movement – most notably through the Kelmscott, Doves, Ashendene and Cranach presses – and in the raising of general standards in printing and typography, is well- known among designers, bibliophiles and lovers of fine print.
The Annual Beatrice Warde Memorial Lecture
Invisible women: the contribution of Type Drawing Offices to twentieth century type-making By Alice Savoie
The Brunswick Prison Camp Map Printers
‘The Brunswick Prison Camp Map Printers’ is the little-known story of how a clandestine press was made and run by a group of industrious men in a German prisoner of war camp (Oflag-79) in order to mass produce escape maps, towards the end of the second world war. With Mark Evans’ knowledge of his father’s experiences as a printer in the camp and Ken Burnley’s life in printing, together they will bring this incredible story to life and shed light on the background, context and the circumstances in how these maps – all to scale and printed in three or four colours – were produced in secret, including the technicalities of their hand-made press, making of inks and printing.