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There are only a few days left to register to attend the 66th annual
gathering of Typocrafters in Chicago.  The dates are October 25-26 and the
program promises something for everyone -- “A Chicago Miscellany” of type,
design, letterpress, wood engraving, private presses, rare books and
exceptional libraries.  There is no membership requirement for attendance.

There will be visits to the Newberry Library, Northwestern University’s
Library, and Columbia College’s Chicago Center for Book & Paper Arts.
Presentations focus on English wood engravers Thomas Bewick and William
Blake.  Examine two large collections of Bewick’s blocks and learn how they
migrated to Chicago . . . see a highly acclaimed exhibit of Blake’s art.
Bewick expert Iain Bain will be the keynote speaker.

At Columbia, learn about its myriad programs, view student work and tour the
facilities.  There will be a demonstration session on “Punch Cutting” and a
presentation tracing “Chicago’s Private Presses.”

The publisher, printer, and binder of Sherwin Beach Press will make a
presentation on their recently completed Nelson Algren book, Ballet for
Opening Day.

In addition, visits to Rohner Letterpress (a thriving commercial shop) and
Sherwin Beach Press (a leading private press) are scheduled.  A trip to The
Platen Press & Museum is also offered.

Finely crafted keepsakes are a Typocrafters tradition – this year promises
more of the same!

Please contact donn@mc.net to request complete details via email.

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