Stop the presses! Actually, no, get them started! Late-breaking news yesterday brought us an alert of the following book & family-friendly activity tomorrow and Saturday at Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. (Add it to your event-calendar here!, or from our GBW Potomac Google calendar)
Print-O-Rama is an attempt at bringing the history of printing and printmaking, and their technologies, to the general public. The event is a family-friendly one including visitor-participant printing demonstrations and a display of objects out of storage. We’ll be located on the first floor west wing of this museum between 1 and 4pm both days. Our demonstrators will include, among others, our own R. Stanley Nelson, who will discuss type, type founding, and type casting, and Josef Beery who some of us had the occasion to meet at RBS. Josef will be demonstrating linocut printing on his BookBeetle printing press.
(p.s. that mention of the BookBeetle press got us really excited here at HQ – check it out!)