Friday, October 18, 2013

Letterpress in the Library

Today marks the opening of the .918 Letterpress Printed Ephemera Show in Swearingen Hall, curated by Samford professor Scott Fisk.  


From the website: 

In conjunction with the .918 show, the library has put together a display entitled "The Letterpress Process."  Set up on the east side of the main stairway in the library, this display outlines the mechanisms involved in creating letterpressed materials.  

compostition and typesetting

Also on display are a few of the extensive number of letterpress items found in the Special Collection of the library.  Most books and many other printed materials were made using the letterpress process until the mid-twentieth century.  

The .918 Show and "The Letterpress Process" will run until November 26th.  Be sure to visit both.

918 defined

To find out more about letterpress, use Credo Reference, available through the library's website, or stop by on the second floor of Davis Library and Ask Us.  

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