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In the Spotlight

The Legacy of Josef Albers at RIT

As part of the 50th anniversary celebration of RIT's Henrietta campus, the Cary has focused its spring exhibition on the dynamic murals by Josef Albers that were commissioned to beautify “Brick City.” Artifacts from RIT Archives and Cary will tell the story of the creation of these monumental artworks.

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The creativity behind Spider-Man

"Anatomy of a Comic" features the original artwork for an entire issue of the Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man comic book. This creative work is on loan from artist and RIT alum Adam Kubert, who will be on campus at the exhibition opening on November 15. All are welcome to attend.

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The 2018 Goudy Award salutes digital type design

Robert Slimbach, principal type designer for Adobe, is the 31st recipeint of the Frederic W. Goudy Award for Typographic Excellence. Meet the designer on October 26 when he is celebrated at the Cary Collection with a lecture and reception. All are welcome to attend.

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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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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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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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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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Oct 23 / 2018
The RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection and the School of...
Oct 3 / 2018
Distinguished type designer and calligrapher Robert...
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...