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Readings for Speakers & Events: Larkspur Press 45th | Fall 2019

Supporting readings for on-campus speakers and events.



September 3 – November 1, 2019

In a special collaborative exhibition, Morlan Gallery and the Transylvania University Library present The Art of Kentucky Literature: 45 Years of Larkspur Press, a celebration of Larkspur's 45th anniversary. Located on the main floor of the library, The Art of Kentucky Literature explores the significant influence Gray Zeitz’ Larkspur Press has had on printing and literature in Kentucky and beyond. Broadsides, books with Larkspur bindings, books with art bindings of Larkspur content, and letterpress printing equipment will be on display.


Benson, Richard, and Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.). The Printed Picture. Museum of Modern Art, 2008.
General Collection: TR15 .B46 2008

Bright, Betty. Handwork and hybrids : recasting the craft of letterpress printing. In: Maria Elena Buszek. Extra/Ordinary : Craft and Contemporary Art. Duke University Press, 2011.
TT145 .E987 2011

Clouse, Doug, and Angela Voulangas. The Handy Book of Artistic Printing : A Collection of Letterpress Examples, with Specimens of Type, Ornament, Corner Fills, Borders, Twisters, Wrinklers, and Other Freaks of Fancy. 1st ed., 1st ed., Princeton Architectural Press, 2009.

Fox, Gabrielle. Larkspur Press: Forty Years of Making Letterpress Books in a Rural Kentucky Community, 1974-2014. , 2016.

Keyes, Clara. Larkspur Press, 1975-1995: A Descriptive Bibliography. Morehead, KY: C. Keyes, 1995. Print.

Lawson, Alexander S, and Maple-Vail Book Manufacturing Group. Anatomy of a Typeface. First ed., David R. Godine, 1990.
General Collection: Z250 .L34 1990.

Lyons, Martyn. Books : A Living History. J. Paul Getty Museum, 2011.
General Collection: Z4 .L95 2011

Riggs, Tamye. Typeface : Classic Typography for Contemporary Design. Princeton Architectural Press, 2009.
General Collection: Z250 .R49 2009

Stein, Jesse Adams. Hot Metal : Material Culture and Tangible Labour. Manchester University Press, 2017.

Updike, Daniel Berkeley. Printing Types : Their History, Forms, and Use : A Study in Survivals. 2nd ed., Harvard University Press, 1951.
General Collection: Z250.A2 U6

Williamson, Caspar. Low-Tech Print : Contemporary Hand-Made Printing. Laurence King Publishing, 2013.

woodcut image of Larkspur Press workshop

Related Events

Opening Event and Lexington Gallery Hop

  • Friday, September 20, 5-8 p.m.
  • Transylvania University Library

Craft and Art: The Community of Larkspur Press, a panel discussion with Gray Zeitz founder of Larkspur Press; James Birchfield Curator of Rare Books Emeritus, University of Kentucky, and Gabrielle Fox, exhibition curator and book artist

  • Wednesday, October 2, 6 p.m.
  • Transylvania University Library

Delcamp Visiting Writers’ Series: Readings from authors who have been published by Larkspur Press featuring Mary Ann Taylor-Hall, Bobbie Ann Mason, and Wendell Berry.

  • Wednesday, October 9, 7-8 p.m.
  • Mitchell Fine Arts Center, Carrick Theater