The Typography of Walter Hamady: talk with Master Printer Ruth Lingen


Center For Book Arts Inc

28 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001

New York, NY, US, 10001

Join us for a talk by Master Printer Ruth Lingen on the typography of Walter Hamady, as we look at selections from the Perishable Press.

On the occasion of our exhibition Remembering Walter Hamady: Selections from the Perishable Press, join us at the Center for Book Arts for a talk with master printer Ruth Lingen.

A former student of Hamady’s and now founder of Line Press Limited, Ruth Lingen has a grounding in printing and bookmaking alike. Lingen will be discussing the typography used throughout the Perishable Press editions, while looking at specific examples from the exhibition. Join us for a night of conversation and close-looking, as we chip away at some of Walter Hamady’s most impressive works. These examples will be of special interest to people interested in hand typesetting.


The Center for Book Arts promotes active explorations of both contemporary and traditional artistic practices related to the book as an art object. The Center seeks to facilitate communication between the book arts community and the larger spheres of contemporary visual and literary arts, while being a model organization locally, nationally, and internationally within the field. We achieve this through exhibitions, classes, public programming, literary presentations, opportunities for artists and writers, publications, and collecting.

Support for the Center for Book Arts’ Visual Arts Program is provided, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.