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Robert Bringhurst

Some Reflections on Reading and Writing, Culture and Nature, & Sorting Things Out
Some Reflections on Reading and Writing, Culture and Nature, & Sorting Things Out
Some Reflections on Reading and Writing, Culture and Nature, & Sorting Things Out

Robert Bringhurst was the 2016 recipient of the RIT Frederic W. Goudy Award for Typographic Excellence. While on campus he delivered the Goudy Esteemed Lecture entitled “Putting Big Truth in Little Boxes: The Perils of Taxonomy.” This addressed the notion of what typographers could learn about typographic classification nomenclature from art historians, biologists, and other specialists. We present here a limited-edition pamphlet of Bringhurst’s selected writings on same topic, that was produced at the Cary Collection while Mr.


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What Is Reading For? Special Edition

“Reading could have a rich and interesting future, because it does have a rich and interesting past. But if no one remembers that past, it may not mean much to the future.”

This succinct and thoughtful essay is the text of a talk commissioned for a symposium entitled The Future of Reading which was held at RIT in June 2010. Written and designed by Robert Bringhurst, this limited edition is carefully crafted and letterpress printed. 50 copies, printed on handmade paper, signed by the author.


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What Is Reading For?

“Reading could have a rich and interesting future, because it does have a rich and interesting past. But if no one remembers that past, it may not mean much to the future.”

This succinct and thoughtful essay is the text of a talk commissioned for a symposium entitled The Future of Reading which was held at RIT in June 2010. Written and designed by Robert Bringhurst, this limited edition is carefully crafted and letterpress printed. Printed on Mohawk Ticonderoga paper.


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About More Alphabets
About More Alphabets
About More Alphabets
About More Alphabets
About More Alphabets

This book, a companion volume to the Typophile Chapbook About Alphabets (1960, updated 1970), describes Zapf's post-1970 type designs and provides new research on many of the earlier types. In this volume, Jerry Kelly describes the origins and history of numerous Hermann Zapf typefaces including Marconi, ITC Zapf International, Linotype Zapfino, and Zapf Civilité. Kelly also includes new information on the Palatino nova and Optima nova families.


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