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Oct 23 / 2018

Alumnus speaks on Spider-Man

The RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection and the School of Individualized Study are pleased to present a one-of-a-kind exhibition of the work of Marvel Comics artist Adam Kubert, RIT ’81 Medical Illustration. Anatomy of a Comic offers a...
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Oct 3 / 2018

The 2018 Goudy Award honors Slimbach, 10/26/18

Distinguished type designer and calligrapher Robert Slimbach is the 2018 recipient of the Frederic W. Goudy Award, given to outstanding practitioners in type design and its related fields. Presented by Rochester Institute of Technology’s Cary...
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Sep 4 / 2018

The Zapfs celebrated this fall

Hermann Zapf and Gudrun Zapf von Hesse are the subjects of the Cary's fall 2018 exhibition, which commemorates the 100th anniversary of their births. This husband and wife team are responisble for the design of iconic typefaces, exquisite...
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Aug 1 / 2018

Cipe Pineles Archive is online!

One of the cornerstones of the RIT Cary Graphic Design Archive is the work of Cipe Pineles (1908-1991). She was the first woman who served as an art director of a major magazine. While her archive has been part of the Cary holdings since 1991, we...
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May 1 / 2018

Photo History, Photo Future Conference recap

International researchers converged on the RIT campus for the successful Photo History, PhotoFuture conference, April 20-22, 2018....
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Mar 27 / 2018

The Cary partiticaptes in photo history conference

On April 20-22, 2018, RIT Press will sponsor "Photo Histoy/Photo Future," a three-day conference on the archaeology and future of photographic practices. Over 200 conference attendees will participate in a gallery night on the RIT campus...
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Feb 8 / 2018

Goudy's birthday celebrated with digital type revivals: March 8

The Cary Collection and Matteson Typographics will commemorate the 153rd birthday of the great American type designer, Frederic W. Goudy (1865-1947), on March 8, 2018. We will host a digital typeface launch party, with exhibits and lectures, that...
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Dec 5 / 2017

Printing from the Ismar David collection

Shani Avni, a design historian from Tel Aviv, spent the summer at the Cary researching the type designs of Ismar David, (1910-1996). She did this work through the Cary Collection's research fellowship program, which supports scholarship in the...
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Nov 9 / 2017

2019 Cary Collection Short-Term Summer Research Fellowship

The Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for a one-month summer research fellowship.The fellowship is open to scholars engaged with subject areas covered by the library’s holdings. Selected...
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Oct 26 / 2017

Goudy winner to share her publications

Claire Van Vliet, the 2017 Goudy Award winner, will be on hand in the Cary Collection reading room for an informal afternoon of book sharing. Cary staff will display several of her publications that are held in the RIT Libraries. Stop by to meet the...
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