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Learn Fore-edge Painting

In conjunction with the Cary Graphic Arts Collection exhibition "Edges of Books," Martin Frost will host a workshop introducing participants to the technique of fore-edge painting. On completion they can expect to take away their own gilt-edged book with a hidden painting. The workshop will be held October 17, 2012. For more information, please click here

Johnny Antonelli Book Signings

            Rochester baseball legend Johnny Antonelli and best-selling author Scott Pitoniak are headed to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

            Tuesday at 1 p.m. the two will participate in the Hall’s “Authors Series” at the museum’s Bullpen Theater. The program, which will be followed by a booksigning, is open to the public.

            Antonelli, a five-time National League All-Star and pitching hero of the 1954 World Series, will discuss his new book, Johnny Antonelli: A Baseball Memoir, which he wrote with Pitoniak, a nationally recognized sports columnist and author of 15 books. 

            The two men also will host a talk and booksigning at the Pittsford Barnes & Noble, Saturday night at 7.

On Friday evening, June 22, at 6 p.m., they will sign copies of their book at Frontier Field, and Antonelli will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before that night’s Rochester Red Wings game.

           Antonelli signed a “bonus baby” contract for $52,000 with the Boston Braves shortly after graduating from Jefferson High School in 1948. He enjoyed his greatest success while pitching for the New York and San Francisco Giants in the 1950s, twice winning 20 games in a season and twice leading the National League in shutouts. He became even more successful in his second career as an entrepreneur in the tire business.

            His new book is chockfull of compelling anecdotes that give readers a behind-the-scenes look at the “Golden Era” of New York baseball, when the Big Apple was home to three major league teams – the Giants, Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Yankees.


More info on the book: Johnny Antonelli: A Baseball Memoir
Check back for additional event listings.

June 16: Pittsford Barnes and Noble, 7pm

June 19: National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown, NY, 1pm 

June 22: Frontier Field, 6-7pm

Spring 2012 Catalog Available

The Spring 2012 RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press catalog is available for download here. Read all about our newest titles and preview a selection of our forthcoming books. 

Featured Title for April 2012

"From the Eye to the Heart" is our featured title for April 2012.

Renowned Italian graphic designer Armando Milani specializes in branding programs and posters for humanistic causes. This catalog shows the two sides of Milani’s profession, facing 50 logos with 50 posters: design for business alongside design for a better society and humanity. Based on a 2010 exhibition at the Vignelli Center for Design Studies.

Purchase this book at 20% off our list price all month. No coupon code necessary!

What is Reading For?

This succinct and thoughtful essay is the text of a talk commissioned for a symposium entitled The Future of Reading which was held at RIT in June 2010. Written and designed by Robert Bringhurst, this limited edition is carefully crafted and letterpress printed. 

Available in both a standard edition and special edition

New Book on Hermann Zapf

This book is a thorough account of Hermann Zapf’s contributions to the artistry and success of Hallmark Cards, an experience that is now fully blended into the company’s rich heritage. Since the late ‘70s, designer Rick Cusick has provided, in articles and presentations, most of what has been written about the Hallmark/Zapf association. This beautifully illustrated book is a tribute to Zapf’s own philosophy that the artist’s challenge is “to ensure, despite technology and mass production, that beauty is never lost.”

For more information on the book, click here

Featured Title for December 2011

God's Country: Historic Churches and Chapels of the Genesee Valley is our featured title for December 2011.

Explore the Genesee Valley through photographs and brief histories of churches in this picturesque area of New York. This collection of architectural structures is as diverse as the denominations in the region. The locations of 104 churches and chapels range from rural villages untouched by time, to larger bustling cities. Embark on a pleasant journey of discovery through Kitt’s history-laden text accompanied by full color images.

Purchase this book at 20% off our list price all month. No coupon code necessary!

2011 Catalogs Available

Our 2011 fall/holiday catalogs have arrived, and contain a special coupon. To request a copy, visit the Contact Us page and send us your address.

HAYDN Online Journal

HAYDN, the journal of the Haydn Society of North America, is dedicated to the dissemination of all areas and methodologies of research and performance considerations regarding the music, culture, life and times of Joseph Haydn and his circle. Each semiannual issue includes large and small articles, reviews, reactions to previous articles, and other new and pertinent information. Its Web-based format is intended to take full advantage of current and emerging electronic media.

Visit the journal online at

"Colleagues" Book Released

Using ground-breaking advances in printing technology and a bold approach to graphic design, the RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press presents Colleagues, a visually stunning collection of portraits by John Retallack with a companion poem, “Enter the Eyes” by Anne C. Coon. The interplay of images and words, introduced by a conversation between Retallack and Coon, challenges the viewer’s understanding of the art, aesthetics, and dynamics of portraiture. Retallack’s photographs reveal his subjects at rest, at play, and in unguarded moments, while Coon’s poem reflects metaphorically on the transformation that takes place when those accustomed to lecturing and performing are caught by the camera’s lens.

The Colleagues Book Launch Party, with gallery show and poetry reading, takes place 3-5 p.m., Thursday, October 27, in the Sunken Gallery on the second floor of The Wallace Center. Refreshments will be served.

For more information on the book, please visit the book's page.

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