Bowne & Co.

Bowne & Co. South Street Seaport Museum's custom letterpress printing shops, workshops location, and art gallery
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Bowne Printers is a letterpress printshop in downtown Manhattan and part of the South Street Seaport Museum. The shop's resident printers use the Seaport Museum's extensive collection of historic printing equipment, moveable type and engravings to print custom jobs and retail items that are sold in-house at Bowne & Co., Stationers. The shop invites visitors to watch and discuss letterpress printing in New York City.

To celebrate the first night of Hanukkah, which begins tonight, check out this sampling of Hebrew alphabet wood types in...
12/07/2023

To celebrate the first night of Hanukkah, which begins tonight, check out this sampling of Hebrew alphabet wood types in the South Street Seaport Museum's working collection at Bowne & Co. As with modern fonts, printing typefaces come in different styles, sizes, and even languages.

To celebrate the first night of Hanukkah, which begins tonight, we are highlighting this sampling of Hebrew alphabet wood types in our working collection. There are a variety of different printing typefaces within the Museum’s collection. Printers have used these tools for centuries by individually arranging them on printing presses to create news, stories, and advertisements. As with modern fonts, printing types come in different styles, sizes, and even languages.

If you are interested in learning more about the printing collection, read the Museum’s Blog post “Curating Type at Bowne & Co.” at seaportmuseum.org/curating-type-at-bowne-co

Don’t forget to stop by Bowne & Co. Stationers at 211 Water Street to browse a selection of letterpress holiday note cards that were designed and printed using the Museum’s historical printing equipment.

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209-211 Water Street
New York, NY
10038

Opening Hours

Wednesday 11am - 5pm
Thursday 11am - 5pm
Friday 11am - 5pm
Saturday 11am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm

Telephone

+12127488651

Website

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Bowne & Co. are letterpress print shops in downtown Manhattan and part of the South Street Seaport Museum. The shops’ resident printers use the Seaport Museum's extensive collection of historic printing equipment, moveable type and engravings to print custom jobs and retail items that are sold in house. The shops are open 7 days a week and invites visitors to watch and discuss letterpress printing in New York City. Please inquire about our monthly typesetting workshops!

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