Friday, March 18, 2016

"Verse in Type" digital exhibit spotlights King Library Press

An image from "Verse in Type"
“Verse in Type: Poets and Printers, An Artistic Affinity,” is a digital exhibit created by Erin Reed, a graduate student in art history in UK’s College of Fine Arts.  The exhibit is now available for viewing from the Special Collections Research Center exhibits page.

As part of her graduate program, Reed conducted an independent study in the Special Collections Research Center during Spring semester 2015. Working with Ruth Bryan, director of Technical Services and university archivist; Gail Kennedy, Arts and Outreach librarian; and Paul Holbrook, firector of the King Library Press; Reed conducted research, designed the structure, selected content, wrote the text, and arranged the digital exhibit to serve as a complement to the King Library Press’s Spring 2015 exhibit, “Verse in Type: Poets & Printers, an Artistic Affinity.” 

Like the physical exhibit, the digital exhibit explores the choices, processes, and collaborative experiences that inform the work of printers affiliated with the King Library Press, including Alex Brooks, Travis DuPriest, Arthur Graham, Jonathan Greene, Deborah Kessler, Carolyn Whitesel, Gray Zeitz, and the King Library Press itself. Reed highlights selected printed pieces and provides explanatory text based on her visual literacy knowledge and her interviews with the contributing poets, printers, and artists.  Her text also explores notions of type as visual form, its refinement into shape poetry, and several examples of types of collaborative efforts of poets, printers, and artists.

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