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In the Spotlight

Jeff Peachey 2016 Cary Collection Research Fellow

This past September, the Cary Collection had the pleasure of hosting Jeff Peachey as our second annual Cary Collection research fellow.

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Remembering Elaine Lustig Cohen

The Cary Collection pays tribute to Elaine Lustig Cohen, our friend and generous donor. May her life's work continue to be an inspiration to artists, bibliophiles, and designers worldwide.

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Robert Bringhurst Named 29th Goudy Awardee

Robert Bringhurst, a leading poet, typographer and linguist, is the 2016 recipient of the Frederic W. Goudy Award, given to an outstanding practitioner in type design and its related fields.

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The Making of a Shakespeare Broadside

The Cary recently contributed to the Bodleian Libray's 2016 Shakespeare Sonnets project. In our new online exhibition, follow the production steps we took to letterpress print a 21st century edition of Sonnet 35 in fine press.

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Fall exhibit celebrates the Bard

Shakespeare in Fine Press commemorates the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare with a selection of fine press editions held in the Cary. These books demonstrate the creative ways that printers have moved his plays from the stage to the page. On view through December.

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Cary Collection Short-Term Summer Research Fellowship

The Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for a one-month research fellowship for the study of the history of graphic communication. The fellowship is open to scholars engaged with subject areas covered by the library’s holdings.

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Wood type fonts restored

Over 100 fonts of historic wood type have been cleaned, printed, and identified by volunteers for the Cary’s Adopt-a-Font project. There are still fonts to adopt, so contact us if you want to help.

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