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2013 printmaking demonstration
Alcuin Society Wayzgoose letterpress printing fair


The Township of Langley, B.C. is pleased to present a series of lectures titled THE ART OF THE BOOK. Eight lectures will be given at the Langley Centennial Museum every Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m., beginning Thursday April 9th.

Registration is required, and is available:
   on-line at
   in person at the Langley Centennial Museum, 9135 King Street, Fort Langley
   by phoning the Museum at 604 532 3536.

An outline of the events:

Date Title Presenter
April 9 The importance of books beyond the text Brian Murdoch
April 16 Book Design Bill Glasgow
April 23 Creating memoirs Philip Sherwood
April 30 Celebrating & supporting childhood literacy Chantelle Saumier, Vanessa Steunenberg
May 7 Books for kids: a collaboration Jane Watt, Richard Cole
May 14 Old Press Gary Sim
May 21 Understanding your publishing options Lynn Duncan
May 28 Editors as partners, not enemies Andrea Lister

The OLD PRESS presentation by Gary Sim will provide a look at a number of ways in which images can be printed and used in books. Different types of prints, and the materials and processes required for each type of printmaking, will be reviewed. Tools, inks, and papers will be shown, along with completed works and works in progress, similar to the images shown on this web page. A relief printing demonstration will be given on my antique nipping press.

Handmade artist book deconstructed and framed

Lead type ornament designed and cut by Gerald Giampa

2014 display for Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild.

My antique nipping press.

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