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In the Spotlight

Carry On! Selections from the Patnode Shopping Bag Collection

The Fall exhibition at the Cary examines the design and visual impact of shopping bags from the 1960s to the present. Be sure to attend our opening on September 28, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

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Artifact spotlight from the Cary Graphic Design Archives

Vist our online exhibition about Lester Beall's 1958 design for the Freedom of the Press postage stamp.

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Periodicals newly described

The Cary holds several hundred journals, magazines, and newsletters. This extensive periodical collection may now be browsed on the RIT Libraries online catalog. Click below to see the full list.

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The David Pankow Collection of American Trade Bindings

American decorated book bindings enjoyed a period of innovation from 1890 to 1915 with daring designs that incorporated gold foil and multicolor printing on cloth. New! Browse our trade binding collection that was donated by the Cary's curator emeritus, David Pankow.‚Äč


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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 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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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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Aug 30 / 2017
The Cary Collection recently launched an Instagram...
Jun 20 / 2017
Congratulations to Steven Galbraith, Curator of the...
Mar 15 / 2017
The Cary is sponsoring two lectures this Spring that...
Mar 3 / 2017
Seth Gottlieb, a recent graduate of the Kate Gleason...