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 http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/KLP/
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.