A VISITOR ATTRACTION
PRINTING FOR TOURISTS
14 July 2020 | The Hub, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria
Alfred Wainwright (1907-91) is best known for his seven Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells. Published between 1955-66 these handwritten, hand-drawn works of art have become the definitive guides to walking in the English Lake District.
The 2020 Print Networks / CPHC Conference will take place in Appleby-in-Westmoreland, on the edge of Wainwright’s Lakeland Fells. It is fitting, therefore, that the event should take as its theme ‘printing for tourists.’ The history of travel, transport and tourism is often graphically captured in the transient paper oddments which it has generated. This conference will look at the tickets, notices, leaflets, labels, folders, billheads and other throwaways, alongside books both physical and virtual, that have come to represent tourists and tourism across the ages.
The theme may be interpreted widely and may include but is not limited…
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