Posts Tagged ‘1877’

September 14

“The Typophiles of New York greet you, Sjoerd Hendrik de Roos, on this your seventieth birthday, & wish you a long continuance of health and years in which to minister to the arts of the book. May your dedicated craftsmanship in type design, in printing and in binding inspire in the rising generation of bookmakers [...]

August 19

In the city of Antwerp the house in the Vrijdagmarkt (the Friday Market) was opened to the public on this day in 1877. This building was named the Three Compasses by the printer Christopher Plantin when he first occupied it in 1576, and for exactly three centuries a printing office was maintained on the premises [...]