Meredith Kasabian - Society of Printers

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Meredith Kasabian - Society of Printers
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the
LANGUAGE
of the
CITY
THE SOCIETY OF PRINTERS
COU NCIL
For the Study and Advancement of the Art of Printing
Keith Cross, pr esident
18th
CENTURY
SIGNS
Michele V. Cloonan, vice pr esident
Michael J. Babcock, Jr., tr easur er
Joseph R. Moore III, secr etary
&
Michael Russem, auditor
the vision for a
PR E -VIN Y LITE
FUTUR E
Alex Camlin
Susan Glover
Whitney Leader-Picone
George Restrepo
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December 2, 2015
M er edith K asa bia n is a Boston-based writer and curator
with an interest in historical material culture. She runs Best Dressed
Club of Odd Volumes,
77 Mount Vernon Street,
Boston, MA 02108
social hour 5:30 p.m.
dinner 6:30 p.m.
rsvp to the secretary,
Joe Moore, at 617-497-1277 or to
Signs with her husband, sign painter Josh Luke, and is co-founder
and curator for the Pre-Vinylite Society, a loose network of sign
enthusiasts and advocates for creative placemaking. Kasabian holds
an MA in English Literature from Boston College and is constantly
expanding her research on the ways in which historical signage and
traditional arts inform the culture of our day. She is currently in the
process of curating a Pre-Vinylite Society art exhibition and writing
a companion book about signs in 18th century London.
[email protected]
by November 22, 2015.
A vegetarian meal is available. Kindly
inform the Secretary of your preference
when making the reservation.
Dinner reservations not honored will
be billed at the current rate.
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Signs have existed for millennia, but the current tradition of sign
painting as a lettering art has only been practiced for little more than
200 years. For her lecture at The Society of Printers on December 2nd,
Kasabian will discuss the history of 18th century pictorial signs and
how sign-regulating traditions begun in the 18th century continue to
affect the way we navigate and judge our cities today.
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