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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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May 8 / 2015

Upstate New York Printer's Wayzgoose

Cary Collection staff will be participating in the 2015 Upstate New York Spring Wayzgoose at Wells College in Aurora, NY on Cayuga Lake, Saturday, May 9 from 11 to 5 p.m. It will be an action-packed day of demonstrations from artists and printers...
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Apr 22 / 2015

Goudy's fonts defended in next lecture

Design historian, Paul Shaw, will deliver the next lecture in celebration of Frederic W. Goudy's 150th Anniversary. "In Defense of Fred Goudy," will be presented on May 7, 2015 at the Cary at 5 p.m.; a reception to follow at 6 p.m....
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Mar 31 / 2015

A Private Press's workings revealed

THE OLIPHANT PRESS: TRADITION & TRANSFORMATIONAn evening with Ron GordonFriday, April 24, 2015 at 5 p. m.Please join the Cary Graphic Arts Collection as we host a talk by Ron Gordon, proprietor of the Oliphant Press. Gordon will describe his...
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Mar 20 / 2015

Musicians imaged from deep in the Archives

The new exhibition from the Cary Graphic Design Archive, Musicians: Photographs by Bob Cato, celebrates the music photography of Bob Cato, (1923–1999). Captured by Cato’s lens are many of the 20th-century’s greatest musical...
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Feb 19 / 2015

Goudy 150 Lectures

The exhibition, "Frederic W. Goudy: 150 Years of Typographic Influence," will open at the Cary Collection on March 12, 2015. Steve Matteson, RIT alumnus and Creative Type Director at Monotype, will deliver a talk about "Discovering...
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