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.

Our speaker, Simon Loxley, is a graphic designer and the author of numerous design-related books and articles. His most recent book, Emery Walker: Arts, Crafts and a World in Motion, will be available at the talk.


Alas, tickets for this event are no longer available.

Date and Time
Tuesday, November 5 at 7p
Doors open at 6p for mingling.

Katherine Small Gallery
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.

*We will be checking ticket reservations at the door. Don’t bother printing your ticket as we can look you up by name. We will have a stand-by line at the door for this event. Five minutes before the event begins, we will open up the event to those in the stand-by line on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have reserved a ticket for this event, please note that it will guarantee your place until 6:55 pm on November 5. Five minutes before the event begins, we will open up the event to those in the stand-by line.