The RIT Libraries serve the research interests of over 13,000 students in 230 graduate and undergraduate degree programs. It is the educational crossroads of a university as large and diverse as RIT. The Libraries traditional and electronic resources may be accessed on its online catalog.
The Cary Collection is one of the country's premier libraries on the history and practice of printing. The library houses some 40,000 volumes and a growing number of manuscripts and correspondence collections. Also included are impressive holdings on bookbinding, papermaking, type design, calligraphy, and book illustration.
RIT Libraries' Design and Typography Special Collections maintain a variety of published and unpublished materials covering all aspects of the fine and applied arts and photography. Strengths include the Graphic Desing Archive, over 35 personal archives for acclaimed twentieth century graphic designers, an extensive poster collection, graphic arts periodicals, and a collection of artists' books.
One of the leading academic programs in the graphic arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in printing management and new media publishing.
The section headings for this site were set in Linotype Peignot Demi, the digital version of A.-M. Cassandre's Peignot typefacefirst released by Deberny et Peignot in 1937. The website's text is set to display in Arial, chosen for its legible sans serif design and its ubiquitous appearance on most web browsers and computer platforms. The red, white, black, and gray color scheme seen on each web page, references the dominant design colors of the 1930's era when Constructivism, the Bauhaus, the New Typography, Art Deco, and Modernist austerity were in vogue. The majority of the images featured on this site are drawn from Arts et Métiers Graphiques. Cover designs from various AMG issues appear in the upper left corner of each web page.
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About the Author
Amelia Hugill-Fontanel holds a B.A. in Art History from Nazareth College of Rochester. She worked in the Photography Collection at George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film before entering RIT's graduate program in Graphic Arts Publishing-Typography and Design. The work presented in AMG Web was completed in partial fulfillment of her graduate thesis for an M.S. in Graphic Arts Publishing. She has studied French since high school and travels there frequently.
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