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News

Feb 2018

We are pleased to report that the 2018 Carl Hertzog Award for Excellence in Book Design winner is UICB printer and artist Sara Langworthy for her design of Naturans Naturata (2017). Among the competition’s honorable mentions is UICB book artist Emily Martin for Funny Peculiar Funny...

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Feb 2018

Lisa Miles (MFA 2017) and Tatiana Ginsberg (UICB Graduate Certificate and former Adjunct Instructor) are featured this month among 31 book and paper artists from around the country at Drake University’s Paper is Part of the Picture show on contemporary paper and book arts. Juried by...

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Jan 2018

Congratulations to Karen Carcia, whose poem “Slant” won first place in The Michigan Poet’s Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters benefit contest. She will be featured at a benefit reading alongside guest...

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Jan 2018

Emily Martin’s Pantone Postcard Project, and its archives, are becoming a part of the special collections at the Library of Congress (Washington, DC).

The Pantone Postcard Project was started in 2013, when Emily Martin sent postcards to 99 other makers throughout the US, Canada, Italy,...

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Jan 2018

During the recent CBAA Annual Conference held in Philadelphia, PA (January 4-6, 2018), two UICB MFA candidates were recognized at the CBAA Juried Member Exhibition. Second-year students Colleen Lawrence and Suzanne Glémot’s works were selected by jurors as two out of three student-category...

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Events

2018 Group MFA Show

April 30, 2018

This show will feature the works of 2018 UICB candidates Nicole Cotten, Elise Hochhalter, Sarah Luko, Christine Manwiller, Michelle Moode, Johan Solberg, and Kazumi Wilds.

Annual Brownell Lecture on the History of the Book with Matthew G. Kirschenbaum

April 12, 2018

Matthew Kirschenbaum is Professor in the Department of English at the University of Maryland and Director of the Graduate Certificate in Digital Studies. He is also an affiliated faculty member with the College of Information Studies at Maryland, and a member of the teaching faculty at the...

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UICB @ RSVP: Spring Galley Walk 2018

March 2, 2018

RSVP will again host the UICB during the 2018 Spring Gallery Walk. Stop by 140 North Linn Street on Friday, March 2nd, during the exhibition opening reception (5:00pm–8:00pm) to see new work from the University of Iowa Center for the Book.

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Controverting Whitefield: Franklin, Book Studies, and the Post-Secular

February 20, 2018

With topical writing from the 1740s by and about the charismatic itinerant preacher George Whitefield as a focus, this talk will range across polemic, sortilege, discipline, cards-playing, election, gratitude, and ribald jokes about Richard Allestree’s The Whole Duty of Man. It will...

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UICB Annual Open House

December 8, 2017

Exhibits from UICB studio classes in lettering arts, papermaking, bookbinding, artist books, and letterpress printing will be on display. Work from UICB Faculty will be on display in the K.K. Merker Gallery. Ladies Typographic Union 2018 calendars will be available for purchase. $20 gets you a...

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