June 2012 Dinner Meeting

  • 06/20/2012
  • 5:00 PM
  • Union League, 65 W. Jackson Blvd.


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Speaker:  Andrew Hoyem of San Francisco's Arion Press

"Making of the Arion Press' Folio Bible"

Andrew Hoyem is a typographer, letterpress printer, publisher, poet and preservationist.  He trained under Robert Grabhorn and then founded the Arion Press in San Francisco.  Since 1974, it has produced limited edition books of notable literature illustrated with original prints from many prominent artists.  In 1989, Hoyem purchased Mackenzie & Harris, the oldest surviving type foundry in America. He will talk about his most ambitious project, the Folio Bible.  The artisans at Arion Press have created an oversiez Folio edition using traditional letterpress techniques and the finest materials.  The Arion Press Bible is the first large folio presentation of a contemporary translation -  and could be the last Bible to be printed letterpress from metal type.

Union League, 65 W. Jackson, 22nd floor. Timing: spirits at 5:00, dinner at 6:00, program at 7:30.


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Chicago, IL  60610

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