Humane Letters : Bruce Rogers Designer of Books and Artist

For this exhibition on legendary American book designer Bruce Rogers, the title "Humane Letters" is a succinct description of his career. BR,as he was called by most who knew him, attempted to design and produce books that were not only readable but works of craft and art: a congruence of paper, type, ink, and binding pleasing to handle and behold. That he succeeded magnificently in this endeavour is readily apparent in this exhibition.

This exhibition provides highlights from the exhibition held at The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, 24 September to 21 December 2007.


by Richard Landon