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Want to hear my thoughts on digigraphic lettering? Well, you’re in luck! On Wednesday, November 13, I’ll be giving a lecture titled, “Character Traits; or, Can the Twentieth Century Please End?” as part of the Type@Cooper Lecture Series at Cooper Union, New York City, 6:30pm. The talk is free and open to the public, but you need to register to attend.

On November 9 I will be delivering the Saturday keynote, Smashing the Crystal Goblet: A Reappraisal of Legibility for Contemporary Private Press Books, at the Hamilton Woodtype & Printing Museum Wayzgose in beautiful Two Rivers, Wisconsin. The weekend includes talks and demonstrations by type designers, letterpress printers, woodtype manufacturers, and scholars from far and wide. Register today.

I’ll be speaking about Peter Koch’s work at the Grolier Club on October 2, beginning at 6pm, with a reception to follow. The talk coincides with Peter’s 45 year retrospective and is free and open to the public. 47 East 60th Street, between Park and Madison, New York City.

I have a few events scheduled for this fall:

September 7 • Join me and a jolly group of printers & bibliophiles at the Whittington Open Day & Presstival, Whittington Court, off the A40 outside of Cheltenham, 12:30 pm

September 17 • Join me to celebrate the publication of Character Traits at Maggs Bros., 48 Bedford Square, London, 6:30–9 pm

October 2 • “Against Design: The Work of Peter Koch,” a lecture with reception to coincide with the exhibit, “Embodied Language and the Form of the Book: Peter Koch, Printer. A Forty-five Year Retrospective” at the Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York City, 6 pm. Open to the public.

October 18 & 19 • I’ll be on two panels at the symposium “The Codex Effect,” at the Grolier Cub, 47 East 60th Street, New York City. Currently sold out.

November 9 • Lecture “Smashing the Crystal Goblet: A Reappraisal of Legibility for Contemporary Private Press Books” at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum annual Wayzgoose in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Register Today!

November 13 • Finally, I’ll be giving a lecture titled, “Character Traits; or, Can the Twentieth Century Please End?” as part of the Type@Cooper Lecture Series at Cooper Union, New York City, 6:30pm. Register today!

I’ve written a blog post about finishing Character Traits for the University of Utah’s Marriott Library/Red Butte Press blog. Take a look here!

If you happen to be in Venice this week, stop by Chiarastella Cattana’s boutique for a presentation of Character Traits. Friday evening, April 26, 6–9pm, Salizzada San Samuele, San Marco 3216.

My work appears in two new trade publication this month. Susan Roether wrote a lengthy, nuanced review of my 2016 book, Some Problems with Red, for the current Book Club of California Quarterly (free with any membership in the Book Club of California); and my article “Letterforms, Alphabets, Typefaces” is out in the “The New Bookbinder” Vol. 37 from Designer Bookbinders, who were kind enough to use my letter O from Linear A to Linear Z for the cover image.