James Rivington, American Printer
James Rivington (1724-1802) was an English-born printer/publisher and journalist in New York City during the American Revolution. Prior to the revolution, he was one of the most popular and widely … Continue reading
Walter Ong’s classic Orality and Literacy will be one of the first texts we’ll read in my “History of Paper” course this fall. Attached to this reading/discussion, I’ll ask each … Continue reading
Coming Soon . . . Fall Course on the History of Paper
We’re just a week away from the fall semester! I was a little disappointed last year after my pitch for a “History of the Book” special topics class was deemed … Continue reading
Printing History Videos: Some Bookmarks
This fall I will be teaching a course on printing history. This post is really just a set of bookmarks for me–especially for the early weeks on Gutenberg and the … Continue reading
New Bob Brown Bio & Roving Eye Press Book Review
This month, Roving Eye Press celebrates the first biography of Robert Carlton “Bob” Brown, written by Craig Saper and published by Fordham University Press and Empire State Editions. Contemporary publishing, … Continue reading
Origins and Issues in Design
I’m offering a new course at UMBC in the fall: ART 335 “Origins & Issues in Design”. Remember when life was simpler, and you didn’t have to advertise your courses? … Continue reading
If there were an individual, readily recognized quality, or characteristic which the type designer could incorporate in drawings that would make any one type more beautiful, legible, or distinguished than … Continue reading
The Future of Printing . . . Never Tasted so Good!
The future of printing (and scholarship) is no longer the words on the page, no longer what you think about their conveyed meaning but how you (inter)act, how you create, … Continue reading
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