Robert R. Reid is an illustrious typographer and graphic designer, and a leader in Canada’s private press community. In celebration of Reid’s 90th birthday, and in recognition of his 69 years of designing and printing, the Robertson Davies Library at Massey College mounted an exhibition of some of his works, curated by Chester Gryski. DA Editor Don McLeod attended the opening reception on February 13 and brought us some pictures to enjoy.
Sandra Eadie, Camilla Gryski and Don Taylor.
Warren Clements with Anne and James Sutherland.
Bryan Gee, senior associate art director at the Globe and Mail, with Warren Clements, editor, writer and cartoonist for the Globe.
A selection of Robert R. Reid broadsides: Pierre Leduc, Pres de l’Eglise Notre Dame (1963); Now Playing. War Theatre (1960s); Olive Schreiner, A Woman’s Plea against War (1986).
A broadside by Reid: Valley Railroad (The Valley Railroad Company. The Connecticut Valley Line. Scenic Route), 1986.
A Reid broadside from 1965, using Czech types, dedicated to Richard Pennington, rare book librarian at McGill University.
Linda Gustafson of Counterpunch Design discusses book design with Bryan Gee.
See? It’s almost like you were there! Thanks once again to Don for sharing his brilliant photography skills. For more information about the exhibition, check out the Massey College website.