DABF22 Walking Tour: Impressions of Temple Bar: A History of Printing and Lettering

04 December 2022, 11.30am

Take a leaf through the pages of Temple Bar with Mary Ann Bolger.

Join us for an informal ramble through the print and lettering history of the area, taking in rebel newspapers, loyal printers, dubious letterforms, and the site where the first book was printed in Ireland.

Mary Ann Bolger is a lecturer in design history and programme chair of the MA Creative Arts, TU Dublin School of Creative Arts. She received her doctorate, on mid-twentieth century Irish graphic design and typography, from the Royal College of Art, London. She is the author of the monograph Design Factory: On the Edge of Europe (Dublin: Lilliput & Amsterdam: BIS, 2009). With Clare Bell, Mary Ann programmes the GradCAM research group Typography Ireland and represents Ireland as country delegate to ATypI. Together they co-convened the 2015 Face Forward International Typography Conference and ATypI’s annual international conference in Dublin, 2010

*Please note this walk will be an outdoor walk throughout Temple Bar and will take up to one hour.

This event takes place as part of Dublin Art Book Fair 2022: A Caring Matter, sponsored by Henry J Lyons and supported by Dublin UNESCO City of Literature.