The Holman Exhibit: Printing Art in Texas

Fairly fresh off the press is my latest piece of book-related ephemera--an announcement for the opening of the exhibit: Printing Art in Texas: The William and Barbara Holman Collection of Design and Fine Printing.

The exhibit will run from November 5th to December 31st, 2010 at the Cushing Memorial Library at Texas A&M University and will feature the works of Bill and Barbara Holman, including books, broadsides, proofs and printing blocks, and correspondence covering a sixty-year collaboration in fine printing and the book arts.

One of the books I'm guessing will be featured is a copy of the one below, which I used as a backdrop for the announcement card photos above. It's titled Library Publications, written by William R. Holman, with a Foreword by Lawrence Clark Powell. Barbara Holman designed the book and it was published by Roger Beacham (the Holman imprint), in 1965. It's a beautiful example of their collaborative, creative work that will be on display at Cushing Memorial Library and an important addition to the archives there.

Not even a distal tendon rupture of my right bicep could possibly keep me away... but the surgical repair next week will likely keep me from posting on the blogs for awhile. Hopefully, I'll be back this month, maybe December. And I hope to have some ephemera from the Holman exhibit to show off. Until then...


Quick update on the Holman exhibit, 11/05/2010... a beautiful day in College Station, Texas on the Texas A&M University campus today. And the Cushing Memorial Library created a beautiful exhibit for the Holmans' collection now in their archives. No additional print ephemera to report on, but here's a digital photo of the exhibit, with Bill Holman, center, talking to a couple about the materials in one of the exhibit cases.


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