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"Current Challenges to Fine Printing and Book Design"

A text is a text, not a book. With Kindles and iPhones proliferating with Comic Sans, what do practitioners of fine book-making see as the great challenges to making beautiful books in the 21st century?

Published on 05 Jan. 2010

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A Panel Discussion at the Grolier Club


A text is a text, not a book. With Kindles and iPhones proliferating with Comic Sans, what do practitioners of fine book-making see as the great challenges to making beautiful books in the 21st century? Five Grolier Club members distinguished in the book arts talk about the challenges faced in producing well-made books in the 21st Century:

David R. Godine (publisher and printer)

Ronald Gordon (designer and printer, Oliphant Press)

Jamie Kamph (bookbinder)

Jerry Kelly (designer, calligrapher and printer)

Luke Ives Pontifell (designer and printer, Thornwillow Press).

The discussion is moderated by David S. Rose and held in connection with the exhibition "The Grolier Club Creates: Book Arts by Club Members," which is on display through January 15, 2010.

"Current Challenges to Fine Printing and Book Design"

January 13, 2010, 6 pm-8 pm

The Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York City

More information on www.grolierclub.org

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