Tour the Stone Carvings in Sterling Memorial Library's Selin Courtyard

Have you ever looked closely at the stone carvings that decorate the Selin Courtyard in Sterling Memorial Library? If you've never done so, it's worth the time. A new blog by Chika Ota, Rollins Fellow at Yale's Office of the University Printer, guides visitors through the fascinating courtyard carvings, many of which feature the names of famous printers, including Nicholas Jenson, William Caslon, John Baskerville, and Giambattista Bodoni, all of whom happen to have typefaces named by or for them. Be sure to visit before June 3, when the courtyard will close for the duration of the nave restoration project.

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