RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press and Scholarly Publishing Studio to host fall Open House

The RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press is joining forces with the Scholarly Publishing Studio to host a fall Open House for all RIT faculty.  The Open House will be held on the 2nd floor of The Wallace Center on October 16 from 2-4pm.  It will include presentations by RIT Press and SPS staff members and conclude with a panel discussion on the future of digital publishing, moderated by Provost Jeremy Haefner. To view the complete agenda, visit: http://www.facebook.com/events/286228998156182/


Exhibition: Edges of Books

The exhibition’s opening reception on October 4 featured a well-attended lecture by renowned bookbinder Deborah Evetts titled, “Designer Bindings: Modern Expressions of an Ancient Art.”  On Tuesday, October 16, the Cary Collection will host a lecture on hidden fore-edge painting by a modern master of the art, Martin Frost. This event will be held at the Carlson Auditorium at 6:00 pm. The following day, on October 17, Martin Frost will host a workshop teaching participants how to create fore-edge paintings. Seats are still available. For more information contact Steven Galbraith at skgtwc@rit.edu , 585-475-3961


RIT Press in the Press

The RIT Press continues to publish interesting and diverse titles this year and has garnered some exciting publicity.  The Press was recognized twice by famed blogger, Steven Heller:

http://imprint.printmag.com/daily-heller/a-reason-for-everything/

http://imprint.printmag.com/daily-heller/hermann-zapf-at-hallmark-cards/

Recently, the Press was featured in an article in the e-newsletter, Shelf Awareness. This resulted in selling out all copies of Robert Bringhurst’s book, What is Reading for?


New Releases

The Press anticipates the release of several publications by the end of the year.  A subject near and dear to many of our followers documents the history and design of the New York City subway maps, designed by Massimo Vignelli. Another new title, Narrative Structure in Comics, kicks off the new Comics Monograph Series, with many other books that will examine and illustrate the dynamic art of comics and the origin of the comic superheroes.