When it comes to the conservation of print, most people’s minds immediately jump towards thoughts of ancient texts being carefully handled and re-purposed, or to dark, moisture-free areas in subterranean libraries full of old books too delicate to see the light of day. Well, the conservation of ancient books, scrolls and manuscripts is a very … Read More
Before Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press in 1450, books were painstakingly copied out by pen. Illiteracy was common amongst the poor and even middle class citizens due to the scarcity of books available. Only the most wealthy and highly educated people had access to the rarity of text. When Gutenberg’s printing press came to … Read More
This past weekend, Scribendi got together and continued on the production of the magazine! It was a whirlwind of a day, filled with flurries of typeset pages and red pens. While we do have a working template for the upcoming magazine, our process is far from over. Over the next few weeks, we will be … Read More
Anyone who enjoys design will know that one of the most important parts of making a successful piece of design is text. Almost every piece of design we see today will include a form of lettering, whether it’s an advertisement for Gucci sunglasses or the menu at the coffee shop around the corner. We see … Read More
Before I properly start blogging away, a short introduction to my undertaking is necessary. In the following months, I will be creating a number of blog posts encompassing what I hope will be a vast array of topics centering on the simple concept of printing. I will cover everything from trends in typography to conservation … Read More
We had a very successful homecoming silent auction this fall! Here are a few photos from the event.