Friday, January 22, 2010

The Pleasures of the Text Made Tangible, by Robert Bringhurst

Tuesday, January 26, 2010
6:30pm - 8:30pm
9-323, Robbins Health Learning Centre (109 St and 104 Ave), MacEwan

Grant MacEwan University’s Design Studies program is proud to
Announce The Pleasures of the Text Made Tangible, a public lecture by Robert Bringhurst.

Bringhurst is the author of The Elements of Typographic Style, a book that Hermann Zapf called “the typographers bible." Come show your support for the MacEwan Design Program and gain insight and knowledge from the author of such an influential and inspiring work. Robert Bringhurst was born in Los Angeles on October 16, 1946, and spent his years growing up in the border provinces and states between Western Canada and the United States. He acquired a BA from Indiana University in 1973 and an MFA from the creative writing program at UBC in 1975, where he later taught. Bringhurst collaborated with West Coast artist Bill Reid on a book of Raven Myths, and Bringhurst later wrote a book about Reid's sculpture. Bringhurst is known not only as a poet but also in the fields of typography, linguistics, art history and Native studies. He received the Macmillan Prize for Poetry in 1975 and currently resides in Vancouver.