UK Libraries King Library Press Hammer International Book Arts Biennale

UK Libraries cordially invites you to attend the King Library Press’ 2022 Hammer International Book Arts Biennale with letterpress expert and independent scholar, Richard Kegler, who will give a 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 is the co-author and designer of several books on typography, and the producer of the documentary Making Faces: Metal Type in the 21st Century.

Kegler will kick off the weekend with the free public lecture, “Victor Hammer, The Man from Uncial,” at 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Friday, November 11, in the Great Hall of Margaret I. King Library, with light refreshments to follow. It will also be live streamed courtesy of the Bibliographical Society of America. Register here to attend the streamed lecture.

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.


Nov 11 - 12 2022


7:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Lecture is free, Workshop $25 for students, $45 otherwise


Margaret King Library
179 Funkhouser Drive, Lexington, KY 40506


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