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Jun 18 / 2016

The Cary Graphic Design Archive is Temporarily Closed

The Cary Collection’s Graphic Design Archive (GDA) is undergoing a minor renovation from June 20 though July 8, 2016. During this time, material in the GDA will be inaccessible. All other Cary Collection services are open. For further...
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Mar 2 / 2016

The Kelmscott Legacy at RIT discussed at Yale Library

Associate Curator, Amelia Fontanel, will deliver a talk at Yale University's Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library on Thursday, March 10 at 3 p.m. Her presentation, "The Kelmscott-Goudy Press Legacy at Rochester Institute of Technology"...
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Jan 25 / 2016

Cary to be Honored by APHA

RIT’s Cary Graphic Arts Collection will receive the 2016 American Printing History Association Institutional Award for its dedication to the world of printing history. The awards ceremony will take place at the New York Public Library on...
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Dec 4 / 2015

The Cary Collection Remembers William F. Wheatley

On November 18th, the Cary Graphic Arts Collection lost our friend William F. Wheatley. “Wheatley,” as he was known to family and friends, was a pioneer in the field of Phototypesetting. A 1956 graduate of RIT’s School of Printing,...
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Dec 1 / 2015

Cary Collection Short-Term Research Fellowship

The Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for a one-month research fellowship for the study of the history of graphic communication. The fellowship is open to scholars engaged with subject areas...
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Oct 29 / 2015

Strange Form(e)s and the Typographical Sublime, November 9

Please join the Cary Collection as we host a talk by Ian Gadd, Professor in English Literature at Bath Spa University and President of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP). Professor Gadd will examine...
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Oct 18 / 2015

Don't miss the book arts vendor fair!

The American Printing History Association is sponsoring a book arts vendor fair at the RIT Cary Collection, Friday, October 23, from 12 to 4 p.m. Twenty-two vendors will be selling their wares, including tools, supplies, crafts, and fine art related...
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Oct 1 / 2015

Jerry Kelly named as the 28th Goudy Awardee

The RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection and School of Media Sciences are pleased to honor Jerry Kelly with the 2015 Frederic W. Goudy Award. Presentation of the award and the Goudy Distinguished Lecture in Typography was made Saturday, October 24, 2015...
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Jul 8 / 2015

Cary to host APHA Conference

RIT Cary Collection will host the 2015 American Printing History Association (APHA) conference from October 22 to 24, 2015. The conference theme will be "Printing on the Handpress & Beyond," focusing on the history and contemporary...
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Jun 23 / 2015

Hermann Zapf, A Tribute

Few, if any, individuals have exerted as much influence over the interlinked worlds of calligraphy, type design, and typography in the past century as Hermann Zapf. His death on June 4th, 2015, at the age of 96 in Darmstadt, Germany, comes during a...
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