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2012 Fall Catalog

Our 2012 fall catalog is now available for download in PDF format. To view it, click here

Same mission, new name

Established in 2001 as RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press, we initially focused on publishing titles that documented graphic communication processes, printing history, and bookmaking. As its editorial policies have evolved, the Press has broadened its reach to include content that supports all academic disciplines

 offered at Rochester Institute of Technology, our host institution. These include — but are not limited to — business, computer science, applied science and technology, engineering, graphic arts, deaf studies, and liberal arts. In 2007, an additional imprint, RIT Press, was established for all titles not related to the graphic arts. As of 2013, all publications will carry this imprint. We continue to be dedicated to the innovative use of new publishing technology while upholding high standards in content quality, publication design, and print/digital production. 

Edges of Books

Edges of Books examines a familiar form from an unfamiliar perspective. When books are on display it is usually their spines, covers, text, or illustrations that are featured. These are the familiar parts of the books—the parts that modern readers have come to interact with the most. Edges of Books takes a different approach, uncovering a tradition that extends back centuries in which the edges of books were important sites for information and decoration.


The exhibition opens at the Cary Collection in October, click here for details. The book is available now. 

Special price on Philosophy books

This set includes the first three books in our Philosophy Series at a reduced price: Epicurus, Lucretius, and Adam Smith. These books are listed ta $24.99 each -- buy the set and save 20%.

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

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