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.

During October I will be the Bodleian Libraries’ Printer in Residence. As part of the residency I will be giving a talk titled, Making Third Stream Books in the Post-Digital Age, at 5:15pm on October 17th at the Weston Library Lecture Theatre. For details visit the Bodleian’s webpage. I will also be working at the Bodleian’s Bibliographic Press most weekdays. If you are going to be in Oxford and would like to visit, email me to set up a time.

Take a sneak peak at Roma Abstract at the Solstice Book Fair in Iowa City, June 22nd.