The digital edition of the Alcuin Society Awards catalogue for books published in 2016 is now available!
McGill Library’s Special Collections blog has a new blog post about Robert Reid’s digital designs by David Bellman, Research Curator, CAUSA / Collective for Advanced and Unified Studies in the Visual Arts. Continue Reading…
The Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada 2016 award winners will be on display this month in the Special Collections at the University of Victoria from June 9-23, 2017.
Location: Special Collections and University Archives, Mearns Centre for Learning—McPherson Library, Room A005
You can read more here.
The Alcuin Society’s 2017 Annual General Meeting, will be held at The University Women’s Club of Vancouver at Hycroft, 1489 McRae Avenue, a short distance east and south of Granville Street at 16th Avenue. The Club is accessible by various buses running on Granville Street. Parking is available at the Club and nearby.
The meeting will take place on Monday, June 5th. Please feel free to come at 6:30 to see the award-winning books from this year’s Alcuin book design competition, The 2016 Alcuin Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada. The short meeting, at 7 p.m., will be followed at 7:30 by Michael Kluckner (artist and writer, who has spent more than two decades recording and interpreting, in a dozen books, the histories and landscapes of Vancouver). He will give an illustrated talk entitled Art, Activism and the Challenges of Illustrated Books. Continue Reading…
The Museum of Anthropology is have an exhibition opening May 11, 7:00-10:00 pm:
Words and their physical manifestations are explored in this insightful exhibition, which will honour the special significance that written forms, especially calligraphy, hold across the many unique cultures of Asia – a vast geographical area boasting the greatest diversity of languages in the world.
Traces of Words: Art and Calligraphy from Asia will showcase the varied forms of expression associated with writing throughout Asia over the span of different time periods: from Sumerian cuneiform inscriptions, Qu’ranic manuscripts, Southeast Asian palm leaf manuscripts and Chinese calligraphy from MOA’s Asian collection to graffiti art from Afghanistan and contemporary artworks using Japanese calligraphy, and Tibetan and Thai scripts.
Every year Alcuin members receive the Catalogue of The Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada in the mail.
The costs of colour printing, and especially of mailing, have risen dramatically in recent years. This year, all members will receive their catalogues, but to keep costs in check we are drastically reducing the number of copies. Even then, this year’s competition will run a small deficit, forcing us to consider further reducing the number of copies printed, or the quality of the printing.
The Society is pursuing grants to avoid making these difficult choices. In the meantime, we want to make this unusual appeal to see if some of you would consider helping us maintain the high production standards and wide distribution of the Alcuin awards catalogue. If you are able to contribute – any amount makes a difference – please do so either through our website, or by mailing a cheque to The Alcuin Society (address below):
The Alcuin Society
PO Box 3216 – Stn. Terminal
If every member gave $25 our goal would be met.
With sincere thanks,
The Alcuin Board
PS: If paying online, please use the “General Donations” button; after you have filled in the form, please wait for a moment, and you will be able to specify that the donation is for the Catalogue Campaign. After you fill in the credit card form or log in to PayPal, when reviewing your payment, please click on the “Add special instructions to the seller” link and type in “catalogue campaign” before completing the transaction.
If paying by cheque, please be sure to make your cheque payable to The Alcuin Society, and designate your donation as ‘Catalogue Campaign’.
All contributions are charitable donations for income tax purposes.