A graphic designer and scholar from Tel Aviv has joined RIT to curate archived material that belonged to the designer who created the first Hebrew typeface family. Shani Avni is the Ismar David Visiting Assistant Curator at RIT’s Cary Graphic Arts Collection.
John Everett “Fud” Benson, a master stone carver, calligrapher and type designer, is the 2019 recipient of the Frederic W. Goudy Award for Excellence in Typography, given to an outstanding practitioner in type design and related fields. Presented by the Cary Graphic Arts Collection, the award is dedicated to the continued progress of the printing field in the spirit of the great printers of the past.
RIT is celebrating the 50th year anniversary of its internationally renowned collection of books and artifacts dedicated to the history of the printed word. The Cary Graphic Arts Collection is hosting a retrospective exhibition, “The Founding Collection and Beyond,” displaying pieces from the library that belonged to printer Melbert B. Cary Jr. and later acquisitions that have shaped the collection since its inception in 1969.
The Outstanding Graduate Woman Achievement award was established to raise awareness of graduate students and their accomplishments. This year's award was presented to Mireya Salinas, who earned her MFA this May and spoke at commencement as the College of Art and Design graduate delegate.
The RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection today will host a tribute to the artist who painted RIT’s iconic orange-and-yellow murals, paintings that hold historical significance to the art world and the campus.
Meet Matt Nygren, a fifth-year mechanical engineering dual-degree student who worked with three other mechanical engineering students to recreate a piece of 16th century technology: Ramelli’s Rotating Reader.
David Blight, a renowned historian whose new book, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, has been published to glowing reviews, will be in Rochester Dec. 3 and 4 for two engagements co-sponsored by RIT.
RIT’s Cary Graphic Arts Collection opened a new exhibition to celebrate the 100th birthdays of renowned German type designers and calligraphers Hermann Zapf and Gudrun Zapf von Hesse. “Zapf Centenary” is on display now through Oct. 31.