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.
Richard Rosenbaum, a central figure in Republican politics in New York and nationally for decades, offers firsthand insights to behind-the-scenes events that have been the backbone of history the past half century in his new book: No Room for Democracy: The Triumph of Ego Over Common Sense, published by RIT Press. Beginning with a foreword by Henry A. Kissinger, No Room For Democracy walks readers through Rosenbaum’s unique life—which started in 1931 as a Jewish boy growing up in a predominately gentile community and suffering from the rare disease alopecia (the premature loss of hair). The book takes readers through Rosenbaum’s time as a college boxing star to Nelson Rockefeller’s right hand man and an integral part of the Republican Party nationally. Read the press release here.
At the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., the National Literary Society of the Deaf (NLSD) announced "Moments of Truth: Robert R. Davila, the Story of a Deaf Leader" as the 2008-10 selection for the "Deaf America Reads, One Book, One Community" program.
This is a two-year reading project where the mission is to promote the deaf culture, books and literacy through programs at libraries. Read more about NLSD.