Park Ridge artist Rex Parker will present an original, illustrated program, “Frederic Goudy & H. G. Wells: The Time Traveler’s Typeface” from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 15 in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library. This program explores a book publishing dream team: Frederic Goudy, “the titan of type,” and H. G. Wells, the “time-traveler novelist,” and their remarkable collaboration on The Door in the Wall — a collection of thrilling short stories and the creation of a timeless typeface.
The UI Rare Book & Manuscript Library will exhibit rare editions printed on Goudy’s Village Press and William Morris’s Kelmscott Press. Also on display will be letters, manuscript and photographs from the University Library’s H. G. Wells Collection, the largest in the world.
This event is free and open to all, and refreshments will be served. The Rare Book & Manuscript Library is located at 346 Main Library, 1408 W. Gregory Dr., Urbana, IL.
Thanks to Chancellor's Scholar Jensen Rehn for this information item.