In August 2021, the Cary Collection hosted artist/printmaker Lynne Avadenka to work with the rare Hebrew wood type as part of her crea
In 2014, the Cary acquired a collection of about forty fonts of Hebrew and Yiddish wood type.
Peruse our growing collection of Digital Exhibitions at https://cary-exhibits.rit.edu
The Cary Collection is RIT’s rare book library, which in addition to holding thousands of books and archives, also maintains working vintage printing presses.
The Cary shines a spotlight this fall on American printer-activist Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.
Josef Albers (1888–1976) was part of the select group of artists who were commissioned in the 1960s to create original works to beautify RIT’s “new” Henrietta campus, which opened in 1968.
Lecture by Zapf biographer, Jerry Kelly
"Herman & Gudrun: A Centenary Celebration"
Though photogravure, by its very name, is considered a modern photomechanical process, its origins date back to the early days of illustration printing.
Please join RIT Goudy Award-winning type designers, Kris Holmes and Chuck Bigelow, for a lecture about their first commercial typeface, “Leviathan,” designed in 1977-78 for the Arion Press limited
Exhibition Opening: Thursday, Septmeber 28, 2017, 6:30 p.m. at the Cary Graphic Arts Collection, The Wallace Center at RIT, 2nd floor.
On September 22, 1958 the United States Post Office saluted “the proud profession of journalism by dedicating a commemorative postage stamp to a basic American right—our American free press.” So sp
Dynamism is a term applied in physics to describe energy, force, and motion. Something that is dynamic is active and effective.
Shakespeare in Fine Press commemorates the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare with a selection of fine press editions held in the Cary Graphic Arts Collection.
Ed Benguiat has seen monumental transitions of the typography industry. From photo-lettering to desktop publishing, Benguiat knows it all comes from the same place—the hand.
Vessel is a juried traveling exhibition sponsored by the Guild of Bookworkers.
The Cary Collection is pleased to announce a landmark acquisition of a letter written by the famed type designer, punch-cutter, and printer Giambattista Bodoni, (1740-1813).
Very few surviving printing presses carry with them a known legacy of their work.
The RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection is commemorating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Frederic W. Goudy in Spring 2015.
A group of RIT Mechanical Engineering students spent the 2014-2015 academic year in their senior design class collaborating with the Cary Collection to design and fabricate a 21st century hand-oper
Albert Schiller (1898-1970) was a talented, creative, and well respected advertising typographer who worked in New York City from 1920s through the early 1960s, spending most of that time as typogr
This exhibition celebrates the sesquicentennial of the birth of Frederic W. Goudy. In 1963 Professor Alexander Lawson acquired a landmark collection of books, prints, and metal type made by Goudy.
October 9, 2014 marks the 45th anniversary of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology.
From eye-catching book covers to multi-media collages, the Cary Graphic Arts Collection’s spring exhibition, Elaine Lustig Cohen: Voice & Vision examines the work of a trailblazing wom
Lectures available on YouTube
Events for the Exhibition, free and open to the public
New Lectures planned! Open to the public.
From photographic portraits to the elegant layouts of Harper’s Bazaar, the Cary Graphic Arts Collection’s spring exhibition, Alexey Brodovitch: Life & Livelihood, examines the
From gilt edges to fore-edge paintings, the Cary Graphic Arts Collection's fall exhibition, “Edges of Books,” examines the centuries-old tradition of edge decoration.
In 1960, The School of Printing prevailed upon Mrs.
Download the exhibition catalogue for The Light of the Sublime.
In 1906 appeared a collection of essays called The Building of a Book in which various experts wrote about their particular book-making specialties.
Books & Pieces: Works by Scott McCarney from the Artists’ Book Collection of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection Annotated with Ephemera Describing the Conceptio
In 2003, I was awarded a Faculty Development (FEAD) grant to carry out a project on current digital printing technologies.
In Hereford Cathedral in England, there is an old and venerable library of books, most of which are in stout folio formats. The earliest of these dates back to the eighth century.
The Stephen Neil Cooper Synchronic Collection of Comic Books is comprised of 202 comic book titles that were for sale on newsstands and racks in candy-stores throughout America in April 1956.
Ismar David immediately felt Blaise Pascal’s compassion and purity of thought, reaching out from the seventeenth century to our time.
As printing from movable type was perfected in the ﬁfteenth century, the mysteries of its practice were guarded by a privileged few.
A collection of printers' medals is interesting not only because it offers a visual record of great printers and of events in printing history, but also because the very art of making medals is clo
“Graphic Communications Through the Ages” commemorates significant milestones in the history of communications technologies: the development of paper and character forms, typography design, and pri
The Graphic Design Archive (GDA), was inaugurated in the mid-1980s when RIT’s R.
The Cary Graphic Arts Collection, on the occasion of the Future of Reading conference at RIT (June 9-12, 2010), is pleased to display a selection of landmark books from the long history of making b
As the long winter nights wind down, and we become weary of the blustery weather in Western New York, we begin to think about all those places we’ve wanted to visit.