Thursday, May 12, 2011

Glenn Goluska 2011 recipient of the Robert R Reid Award

The Alcuin Society is pleased to announce this year's winner of the Robert R. Reid award for lifetime achievement in the book arts goes to GLENN GOLUSKA, typographer, letterpress printer and book designer, of Imprimerie Dromedaire, Montreal, Quebec.

Glenn Goluska
Glenn Goluska, Judging the 2006 Alcuin Book Design Awards,
photographed March 31, 2007 by jmv.

Mr. Goluska’s early career in Toronto designing literary books at Coach House Press was followed by a move to Montreal, where, among other things, he designed numerous books and posters for the Canadian Centre for Architecture, and book jackets for McGill-Queens Press. He has been influential in mentoring many young Canadian designers. Mr. Goluska has been a judge in the Society’s annual book design competition, The Alcuin Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada, and his internationally-recognized book designs have won awards from them as well.

The Robert R. Reid Award is given on an occasional basis to recognize lifetime achievement or extraordinary contributions to the Book Arts in Canada. The previous three awards were given to Robert R. Reid, book designer (2008), Frank Newfeld, graphic artist, book designer and publisher (2009), and Jim Rimmer, typographer, type designer and book designer (2010).

Congratulations, Glenn!

The official press release is available here as a PDF.

Also notable is this post by Gaspereau Press last month, after a trip to Glenn's studio, featuring photos from the trip and some samples of his work.

Winners of the Robert R. Reid award receive the bronze medallion shown below, designed by Robert Chaplin, and mentioned here previously.

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