Our seventh Standing-Room Only Lecture (co-sponsored by the American Printing History Association) will have us looking closely at Emery Walker, an inspiration and facilitator for the private press movement—most notably through the Kelmscott, Doves, Ashendene and Cranach presses—and in the raising of general standards in printing and typography. Known to all in the printing industry, little is known about Walker himself. And despite being described as “the most lovable of men,” he was nevertheless a protagonist in the bitterest dispute in typographic history, over the rights to the Dove Press type which famously ended up in the Thames.
Alas, tickets for this event are no longer available.
Date and Time
Tuesday, November 5 at 7p
Doors open at 6p for mingling.
108 Beacon Street
Somerville, MA 02143 [map]
Standing-Room Only Lectures aim to present short talks about graphic design, typography, and collecting. The lectures are kept to about twenty minutes because—true to its name—the series takes place in our standing-room only gallery. So, wear comfortable shoes and bring a short attention span.