Vol 17, No 1 (2016)


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On the Cover. RBM Vol. 16_No2

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage, this cover was designed by Jerry Kellyan award-winning calligrapher, book designer, type designer, and typographer. Mr. Kelly was recently honored by the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Cary Graphic Arts Collection and School of Media Sciences, who presented him with the 2015 Frederic W. Goudy Award, which honors distinguished figures in type design and its related fields.

The limited edition (600 copies) insert was also designed by Mr. Kelly and hand-printed at RIT on the Kelmscott/Goudy Albion iron hand press. The press’s original owner, English designer William Morris, used this hand press to print The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer for his Kelmscott Press in 1896. Later, the press was acquired by Frederic Goudy for use at his Village Press.

We are most grateful to Mr. Kelly and to the staff at the Cary Graphic Arts Collection for their generous and beautiful contributions to this special anniversary issue of RBM.