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Paul Shaw to lecture at King Library

October 22, 2008

The King Library Press’s Fall Seminar in Graphic Design will host New
York design historian and lettering artist Paul Shaw, of the Parsons
School of Design.

Shaw will speak on Friday evening, 14 November at 7:00 p.m., on “The
Books of WAD,” an account of the work of the witty artist and book
designer W. A. Dwiggins — who invented the phrase “graphic designer.”
Dwiggins was a type designer for the Mergenthaler Linotype Co., and UK
possesses an important archive of his work.  The celebrity Dwiggins’s
boss was C. H. Griffith, of Lexington, Vice-President of Linotype
Corp. in New York, whose papes are in Special Collections here.

On Saturday, 15 November, Paul Shaw will conduct a calligraphy
workshop at the King Library Press.  See the web site for details and
register soon. Participation is limited.

Paul Shaw’s clients include Revlon, Avon, Clairol, Lord & Taylor,
Campbell Soup, and Mattel (Barbie).  Join us for an interesting
weekend in the graphic arts with Paul Shaw!

See more on the web at

The King Library Press, founded in 1956, is devoted to the tradition
of fine printing and produces books and broadsides. Typesetting,
printing, and binding are all done at the Press located in the King
Library on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, Kentucky.


CULPA on Flickr

October 4, 2008

We have a group now on Flickr — post some photos!


New Member!

September 7, 2008

Oregon College of Art and Craft

The Book Arts department at the Oregon College of Art & Craft offers several tracks of study: a BFA program, a post-Bacclaureate program (many people enter this short program before applying to graduate school to build their portfolios), a Certificate program, and Studio School/Adult Education courses. FOCAC traces its origins to 1907 when Julia Hoffman founded the Arts and Crafts Society to educate the public on the value of arts and crafts in daily life. Today OCAC is a private, accredited, independent college. The department head is Barbara Tetenbaum and Inge Bruggeman is the main supporting faculty member. The Book Arts department works towards facilitating excellence in art through craft with courses in letterpress printing, printmaking, papermaking, bookbinding and structural considerations, design concepts and more. Students explore the full scope of the book as an object and an idea.

Read more at the CULPA site!

Tampa Book Arts Studio Blog

September 6, 2008

The Tampa Book Arts Studio has just started a blog. Check it out.