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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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Jan 13 / 2015

Curators speak at RIT Faculty Showcase

Steve Galbraith and Amelia Fontanel will give a lecture at the RIT Tiger Talks Faculty Showcase on Wed., January 14, 2015, at 2 p.m. Their talk is entitled, "Three Thousand Pounds of Impression: A Printing Press in Scholarly Inquiry." It...
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Dec 8 / 2014

Cary publishes new Highlights book

We are pleased to announce our new book: Highlights of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology. It was published by RIT Press in conjunction with the Cary's 45th anniversary at RIT in 2014....
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Nov 23 / 2014

Announcing the Cary Fellowship

Cary Collection Short-Term Research Fellowship ...
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Nov 5 / 2014

Cary Hosts the APHA Lieberman Lecture

The Cary Collection will host the American Printing History Association's annual Lieberman Lecture on November 17, 2014 at 5 p.m. APHA founding member, Professor Herbert H. Johnson, will deliver his talk "History of a Type Design, the...
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