Robert Bringhurst spent some time in the Cary Graphic Arts Collection during his visit at RIT. Bringhurst, a leading poet, author and typographer, received the 2016 Frederic W. Goudy Award on Nov. 17. The annual award is given to an outstanding practitioner in type design and its related fields. The Goudy Award was established in 1969 by a gift from the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust. The award pays tribute to the friendship between Melbert B. Cary Jr. and Frederic Goudy, who produced upwards of 123 typefaces and was one of the most widely recognized figures in American printing.