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In the Spotlight

The material of the book as metaphor

Richard Minsky, who founded the Center for Book Arts in 1974, will discuss his unique creative process on Thursday, April 27 at the Cary.

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Letterpress artist to lecture on May 3

Dafi Kühne is a Swiss designer who works with analog and digital techniques to produce fresh and unique letterpress-printed posters. Attend his talk at the Cary in conjunction with "The Dynamic Library," exhibition programming.

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The Dynamic Library showcases new treasures at the Cary

Experience a selection of intriguing and dynamic artifacts recently acquired by the Cary. These books, documents, and machines all support our mission of chronicling milestones in the history of communication, design, and media technologies.

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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.​


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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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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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Mar 15 / 2017
The Cary is sponsoring two lectures this Spring that...
Mar 3 / 2017
Seth Gottlieb, a recent graduate of the Kate Gleason...
Jan 23 / 2017
Please join the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at RIT...
Oct 17 / 2016
This past September, the Cary Collection had the...