This exhibition celebrates the sesquicentennial of the birth of Frederic W. Goudy. In 1963 Professor Alexander Lawson acquired a landmark collection of books, prints, and metal type made by Goudy. This was the first archival typographic collection housed at RIT. It was a significant precursor to the 1969 donation of Melbert B. Cary Jr.’s typographic library—a complementary union of materials not only for their content, but also because Goudy and Cary were colleagues.
Opening Reception and Lecture: March 12, 2015, 5 p.m.
Steve Matteson, Creative Type Director at Monotype, and RIT alumnus, will deliver a talk at the Cary entitled, Discovering the Goudy Legacy.
The Cary Collection also has sponsored a Keepsake Exchange in honor of the Goudy 150th Anniversary. The finished portfolio will be featured on the Cary Graphics Arts Collection website in late Spring 2015.