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Designing Books, Printing History: Celebrating Designer Elizabeth Friedlander through Private Press and Digital Edition

Designing Books, Printing History: Celebrating Designer Elizabeth Friedlander through Private Press and Digital Edition Online

Join Graham Moss, private letterpress printer at Incline Press (Oldham, England) and Lauren Elle DeGaine (Department of English) to celebrate the launch of a digital edition of Incline Press’s 1998 publication, New Borders: The Working Life of Elizabeth Friedlander by Pauline Paucker. Originally hand-bound and letterpress-printed in an edition of 350 copies, this rare monograph is now open-access online through UVic Libraries. The book tells the fascinating story of German-Jewish designer, Elizabeth Friedlander (1903-1984), from her beginning as a calligrapher in Berlin to her exile, first in Italy and then in England, and her work for leading figures in the world of books and graphic design: Ellic Howe, Francis Meynell, Penguin, and many others. New Borders features 80 illustrations, original wood-block prints, and pattern papers designed by Friedlander and printed at Curwen Press. The speakers will focus on Friedlander and the process of making this fine-printed book about her life and career.

Title page from New Borders: The Working Life of Elizabeth Friedlander. By Pauline Paucker. Oldham, England: Incline Press, 1998.

Date:
Monday, March 29, 2021
Time:
10:00am - 11:00am
Time Zone:
Pacific Time - US & Canada (change)
Campus:
Mearns Centre for Learning - McPherson Library (LIB)
Audience:
  Faculty     General public     Graduate students     Undergraduate students     UVic staff  
Online:
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

Registration is required. There are 50 seats available.

Event Presenter(s)

Heather Dean

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