Friday, May 30, 2008

New Digital Exhibit

Howdy Goudy: Frederic W. Goudy and the Private Press in the Midwest

The Private Press Movement sought to revitalize printing as an art form, focusing on typography, design, and print quality rather than profits. Midwest-born printers and typographers Frederic Goudy, Bruce Rogers, Edwin Grabhorn, and Robert Grabhorn made the private press their life's work, becoming four of the most influential figures in the Private Press Movement in the United States.

The online exhibit is based on the exhibit held on display at Ball State's Archives and Special Colections at Bracken Library until July 16, 2008. The current digital exhibit can be seen here, with select images from the exhibit.

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