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The Bentons

The ease with which we can choose a typeface today from a plethora of options to fit a particular need is something we may take for granted, but it is possible only because of the tremendous amount of labor and ingenuity that came before. The story of the lives and work of Linn Boyd Benton and Morris Fuller Benton is an important chapter in the history of type, recalling a time in American history when men quietly worked at developing and improving mechanical technologies that they thought would continue evolving incrementally into the future.

Foreword by Matthew Carter.


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Tips for Communicating with People who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing
Tips for Communicating with People who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing

This brochure contains information on how to communicate with deaf and hard-of-hearing people in a variety of situations. The publication is designed for people who have little or no knowledge of deafness. Tips for communicating one-to-one, in groups and in work situations are included. Strategies for communicating in writing, on the telephone, through an interpreter and with visual cues are also described.

The brochure contains a vocabulary section that provides a list of terms commonly associated with deafness.

 


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The Life and Letters of Kate Gleason (Hardcover)

Susan B. Anthony called her the ideal business woman of whom she had dreamed fifty years earlier. Playwright Eugene O’Neill saw her as the symbol of greed and emasculating ambition. Kate Gleason, groundbreaking nineteenth-century industrialist, mechanical engineer, and real estate developer, was her own best invention. The truth of her dynamic life, in all of its complexity, is revealed in Janis Gleason’s biography of this legendary American woman.

 

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The Life and Letters of Kate Gleason (Softcover)

Susan B. Anthony called her the ideal business woman of whom she had dreamed fifty years earlier. Playwright Eugene O’Neill saw her as the symbol of greed and emasculating ambition. Kate Gleason, groundbreaking nineteenth-century industrialist, mechanical engineer, and real estate developer, was her own best invention. The truth of her dynamic life, in all of its complexity, is revealed in Janis Gleason’s biography of this legendary American woman.

 

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Jewel of the Sports World
Jewel of the Sports World
Jewel of the Sports World
Jewel of the Sports World

Sports icons Muhammad Ali, Mickey Mantle, Arnold Palmer, Jim Brown, Sandy Koufax and Joe Namath were among the athletes who wore this belt made from genuine alligator skin featuring a five-pound, solid gold buckle, encrusted with diamonds, rubies and sapphires. For a quarter of a century, from 1950 to 1976, the S. Rae Hickok Belt was the most coveted and respected individual award in all of sports. It was given annually to the professional athlete of the year at an award banquet held in Rochester, N.Y. which became known as “the Academy Awards of Sports.”

 


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From the Eye  to the Heart:  50 Logos /  50 Posters /  1 Book
From the Eye  to the Heart:  50 Logos /  50 Posters /  1 Book
From the Eye  to the Heart:  50 Logos /  50 Posters /  1 Book
From the Eye  to the Heart:  50 Logos /  50 Posters /  1 Book

Renowned Italian graphic designer Armando Milani specializes in branding programs and posters for humanistic causes. This catalog shows the two sides of Milani’s profession, facing 50 logos with 50 posters: design for business alongside design for a better society and humanity.


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Purity of Aim: The Book Jacket Designs of Alvin Lustig
Purity of Aim: The Book Jacket Designs of Alvin Lustig
Purity of Aim: The Book Jacket Designs of Alvin Lustig
Purity of Aim: The Book Jacket Designs of Alvin Lustig

Purity of Aim: The Book Jacket Designs of Alvin Lustig is a colorful and well-researched representation of Lustig’s book cover designs that were created primarily for New Directions Books and Noonday Press, among others.

 


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Claude Bragdon and the Beautiful Necessity
Claude Bragdon and the Beautiful Necessity
Claude Bragdon and the Beautiful Necessity
Claude Bragdon and the Beautiful Necessity
Claude Bragdon and the Beautiful Necessity
Claude Bragdon and the Beautiful Necessity

Claude Bragdon (1866-1946) was a first-generation modernist architect, as well as an illustrator, critic, theorist and theater designer. Bragdon practiced architecture in Rochester, New York throughout the Progressive Era. Although his masterpiece, the New York Central Railroad Station, was demolished in the 1960s-70s, the First Universalist Church, the Bevier Memorial Building, the Peterborough Bridge near Toronto, and nearly 100 residences remain today. 


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The Old Bank
The Old Bank
The Old Bank
The Old Bank

This book chronicles the dynamic life span of an important Rochester institution, a mutual savings bank, that by definition, was owned by its depositors and operated for their benefit. At one time in the U.S., there were more than 4,000 savings banks most having started in the 1800s. By 1990, many of these had dissolved, since they had achieved what they were created to do, and eventually fell prey to the changing and frequently unstable economic times. It also chronicles the contribution of some of the Presidents and Trustees to the Rochester community.

 


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A Specimen Portfolio of Wood Type in the Cary Collection
A Specimen Portfolio of Wood Type in the Cary Collection
A Specimen Portfolio of Wood Type in the Cary Collection
A Specimen Portfolio of Wood Type in the Cary Collection
A Specimen Portfolio of Wood Type in the Cary Collection
A Specimen Portfolio of Wood Type in the Cary Collection
A Specimen Portfolio of Wood Type in the Cary Collection
A Specimen Portfolio of Wood Type in the Cary Collection
A Specimen Portfolio of Wood Type in the Cary Collection

Wood type in myriad designs—from stark condensed sans serifs to bizarre ornamental scripts—created variety in commercial advertising more than 180 years ago, and continues today to influence modern signs, posters, and billboards. The Melbert B. Cary, Jr. Graphic Arts Collection at RIT maintains an impressive collection of wood type, numbering over 300 fonts. This book showcases over 250 of our best wood type specimens, including many complete fonts and samples from unusual designs.


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