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After September 15, the registration fee increases for The American Printing History Association’s 41st Annual Conference, The Black Art and Printers’ Devils: The Magic, Mysticism, and Wonders of Printing History. The conference takes place October 7-9, 2016 at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California.
Our Southern California wizards have put together what promises to be a spellbinding program: a keynote featuring the book-collecting sleight-of-hand artist Ricky Jay, enchanting tours, a wonder-full book fair, and captivating presentations that explore printing history through the lens of magic, mysticism, secrecy, spiritualism, animism and alchemy.
The typographic history of the Ouija board? Secret codes hidden on postage stamps? Applications of invisible ink for wartime correspondence? Piquerism and letterpress printing? The emblematic significance found on a Columbian Press? Esoteric printers’ devices? Frederic Goudy’s blackletter? Witches, Devils, Ghosts? Yes! There’s something for everyone.
Conference program and registration: https://printinghistory.org/2016-conference/
We hope to see you in October!
Nina Schneider, 2016 Conference Chair
Sara Sauers, APHA VP for Programs