This Incredible Need to Create: Letterpress Salon with Ted Ollier

This Incredible Need to Create: Letterpress Salon with Ted Ollier* “Creating is the true human activity” In her This Incredible Need to Believe (2009) Julia Kristeva argues that human life is shaped by an indomitable desire to believe, which is almost an “inexorable push”. Reflecting on the function of letterpress printing workshops at a time … More This Incredible Need to Create: Letterpress Salon with Ted Ollier

Hogarth Exhibition and Seminar / May 10th 2017

Buying a small hand-press to publish freely was one of the three birthday resolutions Leonard and Virginia Woolf made on Virginia’s 33rd birthday; thus, “A Press of One’s Own” was meant to be, above all, a birthday celebration. We enjoyed a festive and stimulating five-hour focus on the Hogarth Press and its legacy.   Prior … More Hogarth Exhibition and Seminar / May 10th 2017

Letterpress Workshop II / May 10th 2017, Bow&Arrow Press

We finally completed the typesetting and printing of the last paragraph of Virginia Woolf’s “The Mark on the Wall”, from the first Hogarth book: Two Stories, 1917. Pressmaster Ted Ollier led us safely through the mysteries (and the profoundly non-mysterious hard labor) of printing. We found out that sorting the type back in the case is no … More Letterpress Workshop II / May 10th 2017, Bow&Arrow Press

More Hogarth Press Centennial Events and Publications

* Virginia Woolf and the World of Books, The 27th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf + Hogarth Celebration, University of Reading, UK * MAPP: Modernist Archives Publishing Project * “A publisher of one’s own: Virginia and Leonard Woolf and the Hogarth Press” / Rafia Zakaria, The Guardian * “A Press of Ones Own: The Hogarth Press was … More More Hogarth Press Centennial Events and Publications

Letterpress Workshop I / May 3rd 2017, Bow&Arrow Press

In this workshop at Bow&Arrow under the guidance of pressmaster Ted Ollier, we started to typeset the last part of Virginia Woolf’s “The Mark on the Wall”, published by the Hogarth Press in 1917. We felt the immense efforts, but also the great joy of typesetting and printing! To be continued in the upcoming workshop, … More Letterpress Workshop I / May 3rd 2017, Bow&Arrow Press

The Mark on the Page: Hogarth’s Snail around the Flowerbed of Literature | Mine Özyurt Kılıç

The snail is a seal of the Hogarth Press, a signature of its focus on nature and the natural against the industrialized literary marketplace! Like this snail with its home on its back, The Hogarth married private and public life with a letterpress machine on a dining table. And that has made all the difference! … More The Mark on the Page: Hogarth’s Snail around the Flowerbed of Literature | Mine Özyurt Kılıç