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 Graphic Arts Collection, the award dates back to 1969 and is dedicated to the continued progress of the printing field in the spirit of the great printers of the past.
Slimbach is the principal type designer at Adobe Systems Inc. He has contributed to the design of more than 20 digital typefaces released over the past 35 years, including the bestsellers Adobe Garamond (1989), Adobe Minion (1990), and Poetica (1992). Slimbach’s work draws inspiration from classic historical sources, such as original hand-written manuscripts and rare printed books. He is the recipient of several Type Directors Club Awards for his typeface designs, as well as the 2015 Typography Award from the Society for Typographic Aficionados. In 1991 he was honored with the Prix Charles Peignot, from the Association Typographique Internationale, which commends an individual under the age of 35 for outstanding type design.
The presentation of the 31st award and the Goudy Distinguished Lecture in Typography will take place at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at the Cary Graphic Arts Collection on the second floor of the Wallace Library. Continue to the press release.