The Wild Apple Press - Letterpress by Jim Wilder - Exhibition

  • National Print Museum Beggars Bush Barracks Haddington Road Dublin 4, D04 E0C9
  • Free

The Wild Apple Press is an American private press, printing mostly stories and imprints about Ireland and by Irish writers. The Press grew out the ‘book arts’ program at the University of Alabama in the mid-1970s, initially printing broadsides and ephemera. All type is handset and printed letterpress by Irish-American printer Jim Wilder in his print shop in Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

The National Print Museum is delighted to announce a new exhibition entitled The Wild Apple Press.

The Wild Apple Press is an American private press, printing mostly stories and imprints about Ireland and by Irish writers. The Press grew out the ‘book arts’ program at the University of Alabama in the mid-1970s, initially printing broadsides and ephemera. All type is handset and printed letterpress by Irish-American printer Jim Wilder in his print shop in Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

Works from the Press have been included in collections at: Royal Irish Academy Library; National Library of Ireland; Russell Library, Maynooth University; Early Printed Books, Trinity College Dublin; Burns Library, Boston College; Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University; Catholic University of America; and Special Collections, University of Delaware.

The exhibition offers the Museum the opportunity to showcase contemporary fine printing and samples of the worldwide revival of letterpress printing.

The Wild Apple Press exhibition runs from 19 October until 26 November 2017.
The exhibition takes place on the mezzanine level of the National Print Museum, Beggars Bush Barracks, Haddington Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

The Museum is open Monday to Friday, 09.00 until 17.00 and Saturday to Sunday 14.00 until 17.00. The Museum closes bank holiday weekends.
Admission is free of charge.
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