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David Pankow

Spend Your Alphabets Lavishly!
Spend Your Alphabets Lavishly!
Spend Your Alphabets Lavishly!
Spend Your Alphabets Lavishly!

"Spend Your Alphabets Lavishly,"—a quote from Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables—aptly describes the lifework of two principal figures in contemporary graphic arts: Hermann and Gudrun Zapf. The Zapfs' 50-year relationship with Rochester Institute of Technology is feted in this exhibition and catalogue, sponsored by RIT’s Melbert B. Cary, Jr. Graphic Arts Collection. The show presents rare holdings of Zapf materials held at the Cary Collection—the foremost Zapf archive outside of Germany.


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The Printer's Manual: An Illustrated History
The Printer's Manual: An Illustrated History
The Printer's Manual: An Illustrated History
The Printer's Manual: An Illustrated History
The Printer's Manual: An Illustrated History

As printing from movable type was perfected in the fifteenth century, the mysteries of its practice were guarded by a privileged few. The rapid spread of the new art depended on the development of a reliable mechanism for transferring knowledge, and printers naturally adapted the established practices of the medieval craft guilds. In this way, the art of printing was preserved and sustained, often carefully veiled from outsiders, and always the product of years of close study and practice.


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Tempting the Palette
Tempting the Palette
Tempting the Palette
Tempting the Palette

Twenty-five historic color processes are described and illustrated here through informative texts and sumptuous digital color reproductions. Numerous magnified detail illustrations show the tonal characteristics of each process. The majority of the image samples are drawn from the Cary Collection.


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Melbert B. Cary, Jr. and the Press of the Woolly Whale
Melbert B. Cary, Jr. and the Press of the Woolly Whale
Melbert B. Cary, Jr. and the Press of the Woolly Whale

Sepia frontispiece of Cary, 14 reproductions, some in color; 4 tip-ins. typography by Jerry Kelly. Printed on Zerkall in letterpress and offset. Bound by Judi Conant with black cloth spine, foil-stamped title. An edition of 120 copies.


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The Binder's Art
The Binder's Art

This handsome exhibition catalogue was letterpress-printed to commemorate the Cary Collection’s acquisition of Middleton’s celebrated book collection. It is illustrated with eight color plates and several line block reproductions. The accompanying checklist of forty-eight works includes complete bibliographic notes and text.


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Twenty Years of the Frederic W. Goudy Award
Twenty Years of the Frederic W. Goudy Award
Twenty Years of the Frederic W. Goudy Award

This work features stipple-drawn portraits and biographies of twenty recipients of RIT’s Frederic W. Goudy Award from 1969 to 1988. Zapf, Mardersteig, Chappell, Wolpe, Carter, and Frutiger are among the designers, typographers, and historians honored in this book. Printed by offset lithography in black ink with vermilion accents.


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Thinking in Script
Thinking in Script
Thinking in Script

Paul Standard named Edward Johnston as "The great exemplar of modern calligraphy, the link between all scribes living and departed." With this auspicious introduction, it is no wonder that Standard became Johnston’s chief benefactor in later years, heading a fund drive to save Johnston from destitution in his infirmity.

Johnston's letter of thanks became one of Standard's cherished possessions and is here recaptured in a beautiful duotone facsimile. This letterpress-printed book also includes a transcription of the letter and a list of noted contributors to Johnston's fund.


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