RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press authors have been invited to lecture at Los Angeles County Museum of Art about design pioneer, Lester Beall. Their talk Mainstreaming the Avant-Garde: The Graphic Design of Lester Beall will take place on Tuesday, April 14 at 7:00 pm.
Beall's work features prominently is Remington and Resnick's book The American Image: U.S. Posters from the 19th to the 21st Century.
Where would the button be without the button hole? by George Tscherny received an Honorable Mention for superb craftsmanship from the Rochester Club of Printing House Craftsmen. The book was printed by Monroe Litho Inc. here in Rochester, NY.
RIT Press offices at the Alexander S. Lawson Publishing Center feature a 26-panel curving glass wall, designed by famed typographer Hermann Zapf in 2007. The wall is etched with quotes about typography, reading, design, and several multi-lingual alphabets. We at the press view it as daily inspiration for our work. Please accept our open invitation to visit and enjoy its luminous letters too: 9-12, 1-5, Monday through Friday.
The Jolly Roger Valentine was created last year to the great delight of young and old mateys alike! Don't forget these cards are a steal at $2 for a set of 4, and they are always hand-printed on RIT's historical presses--some dating right back to the times of the buccaneers! Argh!
Richard Rosenbaum discussed his book No Room for Democracy and answered questions from the audience on C-SPAN2's BookTV. The segment, which was filmed at St. John Fisher College in November 2008, can be viewed here (click on the red Flash Video button to watch the program). More information on the book is available here.
Our letterpress-printed note cards can't be beat! $2.00 for 4 cards and they're all made right at RIT with historical metal type and equipment from the Cary Graphic Arts Collection. Stop in to see our selection!
RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press will be closed for the Institute holiday, December 25 through January 4. Any orders placed during this time will be processed on January 5, 2009. Thank you for your patience!
RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press will be participating in the RIT 2008 Winter Faculty and Staff Craft Sale. The event will be held Thursday, December 4, 2008 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM in the Student Alumni Union. Come browse a selection of our books, gifts, and greeting cards.