Letterpress printing -- History
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
The collection consists of 24 paintings illustrating the history methods for illustrating the written word developed between 950 B.C. and the early twentieth century.
Collection of 10 broadsides, dated 1840 to 1861. These were printed in Holland by various Dutch printers for their guild's printers' festival day. The event, called Koppermaandag, or "cup Monday," was usually the first Monday after the Christian "Epiphany" holiday in January. Most of the prints honor Laurens Janszoon Coster (ca. 1370-1439), an early inventor of printing. Each features fanciful ornamented borders printed in multiple colors that surround a printed poem.
The Spiral Press Collection contains ephemera printed by the Spiral Press for various clients, both personal and corporate. Collection is organized by client, and then by genre. Objects include stationery, publications, book jackets, advertising materials, exhibition catalogs, and Christmas cards.