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Press Open House

Thinking of publishing? Have you considered the university press here at RIT?

RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press and its imprint, RIT Press, are scholarly publishing enterprises at Rochester Institute of Technology. Originally focused on publishing works in the graphic arts field, the Press has expanded into other subjects related to the RIT curriculum. We are dedicated to the innovative use of new publishing technology while upholding high standards in content quality, publication design, and print production.

Join us for an open house to meet our staff and learn about our publishing process. Some of our past authors will be in attendance to discuss their experiences.

Thursday, December 3, 1pm–4pm
Alexander S. Lawson Publishing Center
Wallace Library, second floor

Please drop in for some informal discussions with:
David Pankow, on Peer Review; and Ron Fulle, Associate Professor, author of Telecommunications History & Policy into the 21st Century
2pm-3pm Molly Cort, on Editing and Production
3pm-4pm Marnie Soom, on Book Design and Marketing; and Diane Hope, Kern Professor in Communications, editor of Visual Communication: Perception, Rhetoric, and Technology

New Calendars and Tote Bags

With 2010 in sight over the horizon, it's not too early to think about calendars for next year! These exclusives feature reproductions of items held in the Cary Collection here at RIT. Choose from three new calendars or a colorful tote bag.

2010 Calendar: A Collection of Sign Painter Models from the Turn of the Century

2010 Calendar: A Garden of Fruits and Flowers

Perpetual Calendar of Typography from Turn of the Century Sign Painter's Models

Tote Bag: Peaches

Rosenbaum in the news

Richard M. Rosenbaum, author of No Room for Democracy, is profiled in the "Rochester Rewind" feature of the Democrat and Chronicle this month. Read the articles here: part one and part two.

In addition, Rosenbaum signed copies of his book at the Bagel Bin on Sunday, October 18. Watch a video clip here. More information about the book is available here.

September 24 Gallery Talk and Book Signing

Please join us for a book signing and gallery talk with R. Roger Remington, author of Will Burtin: The Display of Visual Knowledge.

Thursday, September 24, 12-2 p.m.

Melbert B. Cary, Jr. Cary Graphic Arts Collection
Second Floor, Wallace Library, RIT

Refreshments Provided

For more information on the book Will Burtin: The Display of Visual Knowledge please click here.

New Book: Mother Daughter

Through daily portraits, this five-year project charts the physical and emotional changes of two women at the opposite ends of the “young woman” spectrum. One was moving with excitement into adolescence; the other, with trepidation, into middle age. Each day, Elaine and Julia stopped their separate activities and met in their living room to pose for a portrait. Through the lens of the camera, these moments have come to define the years of their shared experience.

For more information about the book, click here.

Three Design Books at a Special Price

The Graphic Design Archives Chapbook Series celebrates the achievements of key design pioneers whose work is collected in the Special Collections department of RIT Libraries. This set contains the first three books in the Chapbook Series — on Lester Beall, Cipe Pineles, and Will Burtin — at a special price. The set is only $39.99, a savings of almost $8. Click here to purchase.


The RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection's latest tribute to Hermann and Gudrun Zapf, "Manuale Zapficum," is a letterpress-printed deluxe book designed in the same form as Hermann Zapf's inspiring 1968 "Manuale Typographicum."

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.

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