Despite having received the highest distinction in his field – the American Institute of Graphic Arts medal – and the accolades of his peers, Rollins is virtually unknown today. This exhibition explores the life and works of Yale’s first University Printer and how Rollins’s approach to design continues to influence both the University’s visual “brand” and the teaching of design at Yale today.
Currently on display at the Haas Arts Library
Edwin Davis French (1851-1906) executed over 300 bookplate commissions between 1893 and 1906. This business announcement from 1896 highlights the ex-libris as French’s specialty among his designing and engraving services. The Collection of Bookplates by E. D. French (Call # BKP 49) also contains original artwork, trial and artist’s proofs, additional process materials, and related correspondence.