THE OLIPHANT PRESS: TRADITION & TRANSFORMATION
An evening with Ron Gordon
Friday, 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 career as a printer and designer—a career that spanned the eras of letterpress, offset, and digital printing. Illustrating this history with examples of his own work, he will show how the craft has dramatically transformed over the decades.
Lecture is open to the public.
Light refreshments to follow until 7 p.m.
Ron Gordon studied printing, typography, and book design with two great masters, Leonard Baskin and Joseph Blumenthal. He founded his Oliphant Press in 1970 to carry on the tradition of fine printing and design. He has designed and printed for The Frick Collection, the Metropolitan Museum, and the New York Public Library. The Oliphant Press has printed first editions by Samuel Beckett, Ray Bradbury, and John Updike, and books illustrated by Edward Gorey and Maurice Sendak. Gordon’s work has been exhibited at the AIGA and the Grolier Club. He is the co-author of Reflections of Two Craftsmen (2012).