Since 1965, the AAUP Book, Jacket, and Journal Show has fulfilled its mission to “honor and instruct”: honoring the design and production teams whose work furthers a long tradition of excellence in book design, and — through a traveling exhibit and acclaimed annual catalog of selected entries — visually teaching the tenets of good design.
The 2010 selections are on view in the Cary Graphic Arts Collection through March 18, 2011. A limited number of free copies of the AAUP show catalog will be available to visitors.
For more information, visit the Association of American University Presses website.
Thinking of publishing? Have you considered the university press here at RIT?
Join us for an open house to meet our director, managing editor, book designer, and business manager. Learn about the steps involved in the publishing process. Some of our authors will be in attendance to discuss their experiences.
RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press and its imprint, RIT Press, are scholarly publishing enterprises at Rochester Institute of Technology. Originally focused on publishing works in the graphic arts field, the Press has expanded into other subjects related to the RIT curriculum. We are dedicated to the innovative use of new publishing technology while upholding high standards in content quality, publication design, and print production.
Provost Jeremy Haefner will speak at 2:30pm. Refreshments provided. Enter a raffle to win books and gift items!
Alexander S. Lawson Publishing Center
The Wallace Center, second floor
Thursday March 17, 2pm–4pm
“Morris Benton’s Type Revivals”
Patricia A. Cost
“Genuine Imitations: A Type Designer’s View of Revivals”
Matthew Carter, type designer and author
Reception and book signing following
Celebrating the publication of The Bentons: How an American Father and Son Changed the Printing Industry by Patricia A. Cost
$4.00 general admission
Purchase at http://carypress.rit.edu/publications/books/evening-typeface-revivals-registration.html
Limited seating—buy now!
Our letterpress-printed note cards can't be beat! $3.00 for 4 cards and they're all made right at RIT with historical metal type and equipment from the Cary Graphic Arts Collection. Selections include hearts, love, bow and arrow, and xoxo. Buying in person? Individual cards are available for $1 each with colored envelopes. Or send roses with our flower cards. Our books and calendars make great gifts too. Feel free to stop by and browse.
"Kate Gleason was born into a world and a century that wasn’t ready for her confidence, courage, or competence, just like her friend and mentor, Susan B. Anthony. Kate was more than ready for the world. Plunge into the “Life and Letters” to journey with this remarkable woman whose life flows from the end of the Civil War to the early years of the Great Depression, from Rochester to France, and from California to South Carolina. You will emerge feeling energized and renewed by what one woman can accomplish." -Deborah L. Hughes, Executive Director, Susan B. Anthony House
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For a quarter century, the winner of the S. Rae Hickok Professional Athlete of the Year award received the most renowned prize for sports in America. It was the Hickok Belt—an alligator-skin belt with a 5-pound, solid gold buckle encrusted with diamonds, rubies and sapphires.
New York Yankee slugger Mickey Mantle won the Hickok in 1956, boxer Carmen Basilio in 1957, golfer Arnold Palmer in 1960, NFL running back Jim Brown in 1964, and baseball legend Sandy Koufax hit the jackpot twice—in 1963 and 1965.
“I’ve received many, many awards, but this is the greatest tribute paid any athlete,” said Red Sox MVP outfielder Carl Yastrzemski after he became the victor in 1967.
Nationally recognized sports columnist and author Scott Pitoniak tells the story of the award, the winners and its history in Jewel of the Sports World: The Story of the Hickok Belt Award. The book includes a foreword by Muhammad Ali (who won in 1974) and is published by RIT Press, a scholarly publishing enterprise at Rochester Institute of Technology.
Linda Henderson, professor of art history at the University of Texas at Austin, speaks on "Claude Bragdon and Modern Art." Henderson is a contributor to the new book Claude Bragdon and the Beautiful Necessity, published by RIT's Cary Graphic Arts Press. Her lecture, which is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Episodes from an Unwritten History: Claude Bragdon and Fritz Trautmann, is made possible by the Anne Hayden McQuay Endowed Fund.
Memorial Art Gallery, Sunday, October 10, 2010, Starts at 2:00 pm. Followed by a book signing. Included in Gallery admission.
Pictured: Claude Bragdon, Shield for Song and Light Festival (ca. 1915). Gift of Chandler Bragdon.
Claude Bragdon and the Beautiful Necessity was published by RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press earlier this year.
The Vignelli Center for Design Studies opened September 16 on the campus of Rochester Institute of Technology. To honor this occasion we have added several related items to our catalog:Design is One Vignelli: From A to Z The Vignelli Canon Design and Science Unimark International American Modernism Graphic Design Archives Chapbook Series: Books 1-4 design:Vignelli tote bag design:Vignelli pin
People who judge a book by its cover would be impressed with the work of Alvin Lustig (1915-1955), who designed book jackets for notable works such as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby (1945), D. H. Lawrence’s The Man Who Died (1947), and Tennessee William’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955). Authors Ned Drew and Paul Sternberger reflect on Lustig’s fascinating life as a modernist designer in their new book, Purity of Aim: The Book Jacket Designs of Alvin Lustig.
Read the press release from RIT.
Claude Bragdon and the Beautiful Necessity was published earlier this year. Bragdon was a Rochester modernist architect, writer, illustrator, critic, theorist, and theater designer. This book accompanies an exhibition of the same name, on view at Rare Books & Special Collections at University of Rochester through October.
Sunday, August 1, 2 p.m.
Book signing and talk by Eugenia Victoria Ellis and Andrea G. Reithmayr, editors of Claude Bragdon & the Beautiful Necessity
3349 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
Wednesday, August 4th, 7 p.m.
Lecture by Eugenia Ellis on The Beautiful Necessity: The Regulating Lines of Claude Bragdon’s Transcendental Architecture
740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
$3 W&B members / $6 general public
“In nature, in number, in geometry, in music, also, there is but one law, a law infinitely simple, infinitely subtle, incommunicable, evanescent. It is what Emerson calls the Beautiful Necessity. Gentlemen, let us build altars to that Beautiful Necessity.”
-- Claude Bragdon, “Mysticism and Architecture.”