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King Library Press “Hammer International Book Arts Biennale” with Richard Kegler

King Library Press “Hammer International Book Arts Biennale” with Richard Kegler

Join University of Kentucky Libraries’ King Library Press and the Bibliographical Society of America for the "2022 Hammer International Book Arts Biennale," with letterpress expert and independent scholar, Richard Kegler and his presentation honoring the legacy of prominent printer, Victor Hammer.

Richard Kegler is an artist, typographer, lead designer and founder of P22 Type Foundry, an internationally renowned source for computer typefaces inspired by art and history. Kegler's background in typography and book arts includes explorations in bookbinding and letterpress printing.

Kegler will kick off the weekend with the free public lecture, "Victor Hammer, The Man from Uncial," at 7:00 pm, Friday, November 11, in the Great Hall of Margaret I. King Library, with light refreshments to follow. This lecture is free and open to the public. It is also being livestreamed courtesy of the Bibliographical Society of America. Register to attend.

The next morning, Kegler will host "A Letterpress Workshop," alongside King Library Press Director Dr. Paul Holbrook, beginning at 8:30 am - 3:00 pm on Saturday, November 12. The cost to attend the workshop is $45 per person ($25 for students). Workshop space is limited and requires reservation. Contact Dr. Paul Holbrook at (859) 608-9623 for more information or to reserve a space.

Saturday, November 12, 2022
8:30am - 4:00pm
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Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
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