In celebration of the 115th Anniversary of the legendary Village Press founded by Frederic Goudy in Park Ridge in 1903, Park Ridge artist Rex Parker will present an original, illustrated program on “Frederic Goudy, William Morris and the Kelmscott/ Goudy Press.”
The Kelmscott/Goudy press, was named for it’s first owner William Morris, pioneer of the British Arts and Crafts Movement and founder of the Kelmscott Press then later American type designer Frederic Goudy of the Village Press. This famous iron hand press, Albion no. 6551, was manufactured by Hopkinson & Cope, London in 1891. William Morris used the press to print the magnificent Kelmscott Chaucer. The Albion hand press came to the America in 1924, when it was bought by “Frederic Goudy: The Titan of Type” in 1924.
The program starts on Tuesday, May 7th at 7 P.M. at the Park Ridge Public Library. The Library is located at 20 South Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, Illinois and is just a few steps from the uptown Metra station - Union Pacific/Northwest line. This event is free to the public: you can reserve a seat by calling 847-825-3123 or by using the button below.