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.
Hacking Gutenberg with Erik Spiekermann
Spend an evening with the legendary Erik Spiekermann, exploring what he calls ‘post-digital printing’.
At his studio p98a in Berlin, Spiekermann and his colleagues have developed new production methods (including a laser plate-maker, electronic layouts, new distribution channels etc.) to bring historical printing presses and other related machinery from the analogue into the digital age.
The Justin Howes Memorial Lecture: Progress? On the evolution of Arabic type
The history of typography is also a history of technologies. As the means of multiplying texts evolved through time, different tools left distinct marks on letterforms. This dynamic accelerated from the late nineteenth century, as technological developments began to radically change the making and setting of type. At increasingly shorter intervals new machines and techniques shaped how text was represented and multiplied.