Thursday, February 21, 2013

William Rueter (Aliquando Press) receives Sixth Robert R. Reid Award


William Rueter (Aliquando Press)
with Rollin Milroy (Heavenly Monkey):

Sixth Robert R. Reid Award Presentation

On Thursday, March 21st, 2013, The Alcuin Society will present their sixth award for lifetime achievement in the book arts, The Robert R. Reid Award and Medal, to William Rueter, of Aliquando Press. He will be interviewed by Rollin Milroy, of Heavenly Monkey (Vancouver), accompanied by illustrations of Rueter’s work.

William Rueter RCA MGDC is a private printer, hand binder, and printmaker living in Dundas, Ontario. He studied at the City Literary Institute, London, England, and the Ontario College of Art. From 1965 to 1998 he worked as a graphic designer specializing in book design, including employment as Senior Designer at the University of Toronto Press.

He established his private press, The Aliquando Press, in 1963, producing more than 100 books and many broadsides to date. The Press reflects Rueter’s interests in graphic design, typography, calligraphy, music, and a wide variety of poetry and literature. Work of The Aliquando Press won an honorary diploma at the Schönste Bücher aus aller Welt exhibition in Leipzig in 1987 and a bronze medal at the Internationale Buchkunstausstellung 1989.

Work of the Press has been shown throughout North America and in Japan and is included in public and private North American and European collections, including the Toronto, New York, and San Francisco public libraries; the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg; the British Library; and the Museum van het Boek, the Hague.

Rueter has taught graphic design and bookbinding in Canada and graphic design in Barbados and the Philippines. He explores the media of wood engraving and linocut in some of his own books and is challenged by the technique of monoprint. As a printmaker, bookbinder, and graphic designer he has been in solo and group shows in Dundas, Hamilton, and Toronto. He is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Art and is a past nominee for the Saidye Bronfman Award for Excellence in the Crafts.

Fletcher Challenge Room
Harbour Centre
Simon Fraser University Vancouver
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC

7:30 pm
Thursday, March 21

For more info:  Leah Gordon or 604.732.5403


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