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In the Spotlight

Cipe: The Prototype

TYPE magazine features several articles on Cipe Pineles, the pioneering art director, graphic designer, and illustrator. Her work is a cornerstone of the Cary Graphic Design Archive, now newly organized and described.

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Celebrating all things Zapf

The Cary has the honor of being one of two formal depositories for the work of Hermann Zapf and Gudrun Zapf von Hesse−both born 100 years ago in 2018. Our Zapf Centenary draws from these rich archives to exhibit their profound influence on the world of design.

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2019 Cary Collection Short-Term Summer Research Fellowship

The Cary Collection invites applications for a one-month summer research fellowship.

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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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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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Sep 4 / 2018
Hermann Zapf and Gudrun Zapf von Hesse are the...
Aug 1 / 2018
One of the cornerstones of the RIT Cary Graphic Design...
May 1 / 2018
International researchers converged on the RIT campus...
Mar 27 / 2018
On April 20-22, 2018, RIT Press will sponsor "...