The St Bride Foundation and 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.
Letterpress in the Time of Covid
As part of our virtual wayzgoose and 125th anniversary celebrations of the St Bride Library, we are hosting an evening of short ten minute lectures on the theme of letterpress in the time of covid.
Inside St Bride
We would like to invite you to join us for an intimate evening held in our Passmore Edwards room to get a closer look at some of the hidden treasures in the St Bride collection and learn more about them from font of all knowledge, Bob Richardson.
The Wit and Whimsy of W. A. Dwiggins
Join us for an entertaining presentation by Bruce Kennett, author of W. A. Dwiggins: A Life in Design. American artist Dwiggins designed printing types and books but had many other talents: calligrapher, printmaker, illustrator, watercolourist, sculptor, marionettist, designer of theatrical sets, maker of furniture and tools. “WAD” also wrote plays, satire, fiction, fantasy, and essays. Deliciously funny by nature, Dwiggins employed his sharp wit for the simple pleasures of fun, but also often used satire to promote change. He concocted fake documents and invented colourful personalities to serve as his noms de plume in essays. WAD used drawings and words in equal measures to implement these schemes, which Bruce will explore in detail in his presentation.