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LoL | Ladies of Letterpress Conference #10

September 24, 2021 to September 26, 2021

This year we’re blasting into space and beaming brainwaves straight into your press room, living room, studio, or office! Normally we’d be filling the St. Louis streets with your smiling faces, but it seems like the world’s been turned on its head. So, as many have suggested and requested, this year’s conference will be conducted online and direct to you!

This year marks the fifth consecutive culmination of combined collaboration by @ladiesofltrprs@centralprintstudios, and @firecrackerpress. We are excited and look forward to seeing your faces, on our screens, in September!



SFCB | Roadworks 2021

September 26, 2021

Hosted/Organized by: San Francisco Center for the Book We are back on Rhode Island Street and we are excited to welcome everyone back this fall with the return of our Annual Roadworks Festival, September 26, 2021 from 11am–4pm. This years’ Classic Prints artists are: Katherine Case :: Danguole Kuolas :: Rik Olson :: Erik Rewitzer […]


BABA | Sunday Session

October 3, 2021

Sunday Session

Sun Oct 3, 2021 12pm – 4pm Pacific Time – Los Angeles
During the pandemic, all meeting will be held online via Zoom

NEG | Near North Editors Meeting

October 4, 2021

The Near North Editors meet on the first Monday of every month (except for months with holidays around that time, in which case look out for special updates).

This month’s meeting will be held on Zoom.

This event is free and open to all editors, however online registration is currently closed to members only. If you are a member, please register for free below, or (members only) go to this page to receive the Zoom information required to attend this meeting. If you are not a member, please email prior to 6 p.m. the night before the event, and the administrator will assist you.

If you have any questions, please email to be put in touch with the host.

Note: Registration will close at 6 p.m. PST on the day prior to the meeting. Members will still be able to find the Zoom info at the above link.

Venue Online via Zoom
Starts Mon Oct 4 2021, 11:00am PDT
Ends Mon Oct 4 2021, 12:00pm PDT

SFCB | From the Bench of Islam Aly

October 7, 2021

We invite you to join us for this series of half hour studio visits with SFCB community members where we open up our studios and take part of our lunch break together. Grab a sandwich and stop on by the first Thursday of each month at 12:30pm Pacific time. Registration for each event opens about two weeks prior.

Next up: October 7, 2021: From the Bench of Islam Aly Registration coming soon


NEG | Far North Editors Meeting

October 13, 2021

The Far North Editors meet every second Wednesday from 11:15am to 12:45pm. Traditionally they meet in Mount Vernon, WA, but currently their meetings are entirely online.

If you are interested in joining them online, please register for free via the button below. Logged in members can find the invitation here.

Note: Registration will close at 6 p.m. PST on the day prior to the meeting. Members will still be able to find the Zoom info at the above link.

Venue Online via Zoom
Starts Wed Oct 13 2021, 11:15am PDT
Ends Wed Oct 13 2021, 12:45pm PDT



BABA | Monthly Meeting

October 17, 2021
Sun, October 17, 1pm – 5pm
During the pandemic, all meeting will be held online via Zoom. (map)
BABA meets the third Thursday evening of each month in room P-6 at Greendell School (4120 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto, next to Cubberley Center) from 7:18 to 9:00pm. Members share books, work in progress and information about book events and resources.

Letterform Archive | An Exploration of Angel DeCora’s Design and Lettering Work

October 19, 2021

Discover the inventive letterforms of one of the first Native American women to be credited in the publishing world.

Angel DeCora (1871–1919) was a Ho-Chunk designer, artist, illustrator, and educator whose inventive lettering opens windows to the design of North American tribes. In this lecture, Neebinnaukzhik Southall, founder of the Native Graphic Design Project, will examine DeCora’s work, with a particular look at the illustrations and lettering she created for books and other publications.


APHA | 2021 Conference IMPRESOS

October 22, 2021 to October 23, 2021


Printing Across Latin American and Caribbean Cultures

The American Printing History Associationʼs 45th annual fall conference will be hosted online through the Grolier Club of New York, from October 22–23, 2021. “Impresos: Printing Across Latin American and Caribbean Cultures” will explore common themes promoted by our organizations, with a focus on the study of printing history and practices of peoples and cultures related to Latin America and the Caribbean. The conference will be available with bilingual captioning in English and Spanish.


ABM | Manufacture of Leather

October 30, 2021

The second of two lectures as part of the 49th Annual members Exhibition for the Hand Bookbinders of California, The American Bookbinders Museum is pleased to present The Manufacture of Leather, led by David Lanning, of J. Hewit and Sons, UK.

David will present a virtual tour of the J Hewit & Sons Tannery and the Leather Manufacturing process. David has been at leather manufacturers and bookbinding suppliers J. Hewit & Sons Ltd. since 1987. He came to Hewits by way of an agricultural and farming background with an expertise in growing bananas and avocados. But that as they say, is another story… He started at Hewits in the position of London Sales Manager and was appointed a Director of the company with overall responsibility for Sales and Marketing in 1991. As a Director at Hewits, David is passionate about all things bookbinding, encompassing conservation, restoration, craft and trade and although he has never wielded a bone folder or paring knife in anger, he considers himself quite a competent armchair bookbinder! He is a Past-President of the Society of Bookbinders and The Institute of Bookbinding and Allied Trades.


Letterform Archive | What Makes a Typeface Legible? Ask Science. with Sofie Beier

November 2, 2021
Co-presented by San Francisco Public Library
Online Lecture
Tue, Nov 2, 2021
12:00pm–1:30pm PDT

The trade of graphic design is full of assumptions of what makes a font legible. Some people claim that the upper part of letters is important for recognition, others that letters need to be highly differentiated. These ideas typically originate in personal observations of what works and what does not. At the Center for Visibility Design at the Royal Danish Academy, the research team is working towards validating the many assumptions of what makes a font legible. By using psychophysical test methods, and isolating fonts parameters for investigations, the aim is to identify the different features of a typeface that can influence legibility. The experiments draw on measures of letter and word recognition, as well as eye-tracking data from passage reading. For this lecture, professor Sofie Beier will take you through the many experiments and enlighten you on the findings.


Portland Book Festival

November 8, 2021 to November 12, 2021

PORTLAND BOOK FESTIVAL 2021 WILL BE A HYBRID EVENT. This year’s Portland Book Festival will present virtual programming, brought to you by Bank of America, the week of November 8–12, 2021, and in-person events on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Portland Art Museum and Portland’5, as well as in-person writing workshops at our downtown Literary Arts space. We will announce this year’s […]


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