On April 29, 2016, the Haas Arts Library hosted the awards ceremony for the annual Lohmann & Van Sinderen Prizes for Excellence in Undergraduate Printing and Design. The contest features digital and letterpress pieces planned and executed in the past academic year by current Yale undergraduates. Winning entries automatically become accessions to the Yale Residential Colleges Student Printing Collection (Call # AOB 34), held by Arts Library Special Collections (ALSC). All entrants are encouraged to donate their submissions to build this collection.
Established in 1967, the prizes honor Carl C. Lohmann, Class of 1910, founding member of the honorable company of college printers (see also Call # AOB 50), lifelong typophile, and secretary of the University from 1927 to 1953. The prizes are now supported by the Adrian Van Sinderen Book Collecting Prize fund. The complete list of 2016 winners and additional photographs are available on the Y Design Blog of the Office of the University Printer. Details about the prize, eligibility requirements, and submission process are available on the Lohmann website.
Above: Participants, judges, and guests viewing the [Lohmann] submissions. Image by Cindy Hwang, used with permission of the photographer.