Movable type – it’s only the entire basis of civilized culture. (OK, I’m exaggerating, but by my standards, just a little.) Before movable type, every book was a one-off, probably bound in the hide of some fantastic beast and illuminated with astounding gold-leafed illustrations, but way too expensive for the likes of you, bub. No, it was 11th-century Chinese peasant Bi Sheng’s invention of movable, reusable type in 1040 (and Gutenberg’s printing press, devised 400 years later) that made it possible to share information on a mass scale, toppling political and religious systems and freeing us all up to become Stephen King fans.
Pay honor to Bi Sheng’s and Gutenberg’s wizardry in a hands-on way by setting some letterpress type and cranking up the press to make your own holiday cards at the lovely studio space inhabited by UCF’s Flying Horse Editions tonight. Look at some art, have a few drinks – and maybe go out for Chinese after happy hour’s over.
6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20 | UCF Center for Emerging Media, 500 W. Livingston St. | facebook.com/flyinghorseeditions | $10
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