The William Morris Society in the United States organized online exhibitions, programs, and videos for International Kelmscott Press Day. Caxtonians Jill Gage, Cait Coker, and Caroline Szylowicz spoke on video. See more at links.
Check out Nigel Beale’s The Biblio File, one of the world’s leading podcasts about “the book” and the wider world of book culture. Miriam Borden, winner of the 2020 Honey & Wax Award was interviewed in a recent episode.
In Celebration of International Kelmscott Press Day, June 26
Video presentation by Caxtonian, Jill Gage:
The Kelmscott Press at the Newberry Library
Sponsored by the Caxton Club
Information and more programs at https://morrissociety.org/wmsus/events/international-kelmscott-press-day/
In 2020, the Caxton Club made an award to the Newberry Library for the purchase of a work by a Caxton Club grant winner not represented in the Newberry’s collection. We’re pleased to announce that Mardy Sears’ Gules has been acquired by the Newberry using the award.
Mardy Sears: "Gules, meaning reddish, begins with a quote from Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, 'On a field sable, the letter 'A' gules.' I was motivated by the novel and by life events to create an artist book with the theme of adultery. The concept of this limited edition artist book marries text, taken from the answers to a questionnaire I drafted about thoughts regarding adultery, with photos of subjects wearing an embroidered scarlet letter. In order to capture precise expressions I used a photo transfer process to print the image onto linoleum blocks for carving. Both block-printed images and letterpress text are bound into separate books and hinged together in a dos-à-dos binding with oak covers."
In recognition of Pan Asian American Heritage Month, we share the work of Caxton Club Grant recipient and club member, Kazumi Seki. See more at kazumiseki.com.
Cherry Blossom (2020) created during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan.
In recognition of National Poetry Month the Caxton Club celebrates the importance of poetry and poets.
Attend our 4/21 Program – Jacqueline Goldsby on “Do Not be Afraid of No: Gwendolyn Brooks’ Years at Harpers”
Caxton Club co-sponsored discussion with designer Matthew Carter and The Newberry’s Jill Gage on development of Snell Roundhand typeface. Video here.
The Caxton Club proudly announces support of the Honey & Wax Book Collecting Prize, an annual prize of $1,000 for an outstanding book collection conceived and built by a young woman.
The Caxton Club has had four women presidents.
Visit www.caxtonclub.org for more information and to register.
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