Calendar for the 2020 — 2021 Season

Per tradition, cocktails at 5:30pm - 1st Wednesdays, October through May, except as noted.

For the benefit of members, the following is the remote schedule for the season.


The Lost Season

Wednesday March 3, 8pmIrma Boom
Irma Boom, groundbreaking Dutch book designer/maker, will present and discuss a selection of her genre-breaking work that reveals her deep engagement with the content and potential of each project.

Wednesday April 7, 8pmthe 47th Annual W.A. Dwiggins Lecture
Steven Heller: The New Typography in America
How did the radical European shifts in type design and composition — influenced by the art and design avant gardes — express themselves in the United States in the 1920s and 30s? What did it mean to have a “new typography”? Was it form or content? Style or philosophy? Steven Heller, art director, designer, and author of over 100 books on design and popular culture will address the differences that changes in practice and tradition meant to the American and European design fields and who the important players were in each.

In normal times this event is free and open to the public and is held at the Boston Public Library’s Rabb Lecture Hall, 700 Boylston Street, Copley Square, Boston, MA 02116 - Tel: 617-536-5400.

Wednesday May 5, 8pmAnnual Meeting. Members Only; No Guests.
Lance Hidy: Ansel Adams: Environmentalist and Photographer
Photographer Ansel Adams (1902–1984), was devoted to sharing the transformative power of wilderness through his art, and to leading the environmental movement. In his lifetime Adams shot over 40,000 photographs and produced several dozen books that have sold over a million copies. SP Member Lance Hidy was chosen by Adams to collaborate on the last book of his career, Yosemite and the Range of Light (1979), and continues to design the official Ansel Adams books. This first-hand experience brings a personal perspective to Hidy’s presentation of the Ansel Adams story.


*The Society of Printers is a private organization. Meetings are open to members and their guests only.