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Marvelous Menagerie

Hot off the presses! Check out this new set of 8 notecards, each featuring a different animal from the "Marvelous Menagerie" on front, blank inside. Printed from a 19th-century wood-engraving for the Cary Graphic Arts Press at RIT.

Cary Press Joins AAUP

RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press is now an introductory member of the Association of American University Presses, an organization of nonprofit scholarly publishers. AAUP is dedicated to the support of creative and effective scholarly communications. Through its programs and information resources, AAUP helps its members fulfill their common commitments to scholarship, the academy, and society. Visit the AAUP Web site,, to learn more about the Association, its programs, and members.

Author George Tscherny at RIT on May 4

Please join George Tscherny for a reception and signing to celebrate his new book Where would the button be without the button hole? Unsung heroes of anonymous design.

Monday May 4, 2009, 4 p.m.

RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press

Alexander Lawson Publishing Center

Wallace Library

George Tscherny began his professional career as a graphic designer in New York in 1950. He served two terms as president of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA). In 1997, he was inducted into the New York Art Directors Hall of Fame. A comprehensive selection of his work is included in the Graphic Design Archives at RIT.

Artists, Photographers, Graphic Designers: New book is key to creating a strong portfolio!

Douglas Holleley's Photo-editing and Presentation is written for photographers and visual artists working in any media. Dr. Holleley describes techniques for the optimal display of images in various media forms: books, installations, portfolios, electronic media, and film. This book is an essential read to image-makers wishing to improve their portfolios.

Authors lecturing on design in Los Angeles

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.

New Book Wins Honorable Mention

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.

Writing on the Wall

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.

Mixed messages: the Jolly Roger Valentine

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!

Author featured on BookTV

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.

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