The Wild Apple Press - Letterpress by Jim Wilder - Exhibition

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.


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Spread the Word


19 October to 26 November 2017


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

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm, Saturday – Sunday: 2pm – 5pm

Further Information

01 660 3770

Suitability for families


Other Info

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