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Cipe Pineles: Art Director Extraordinaire online lecture


Wednesday, August 5, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm


WAL - Wallace (05),

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Amelia Hugill-Fontanel


Amelia Hugill-Fontanel

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From Type Magazine 2018: “Cipe Pineles was at the top of the graphic design profession by the mid 20th century—in terms of talent and accomplishment. Yet most of us don’t quite remember her. Is that because she was a woman? She might have said so, after rising to become chief art director of Charm and Vogue, but waiting for 10 years to be allowed as a woman to join the New York Art Directors Club. Looking the archive of her work, we realize how great she was.” This talk will trace the extraordinary arc of Cipe’s career through images from her design archive, now newly organized and described at Rochester Institute of Technology.

 A lively Q & A session will follow the presentation.

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About the speaker: Amelia Fontanel is associate curator at the RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection, the campus rare book library library that collects on design, typography, and the book arts. As manager of the Cary technology collection, she is responsible for teaching and maintaining some 30 different presses and thousands of fonts of metal and wood type. She is actively involved in the letterpress and design community, holding board positions with the American Printing History Association and the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum.