The Design Division holds The Rob Roy Kelly American Wood Type Collection in its Type Lab. The Lab also houses a fully functioning Vandercook No. 4 proofing press and a diverse collection of metal type and attendant equipment.
The Type Lab is a core component of the broad range of technologies offered by the Division, which views technology both as an important tool for, and a pervasive component of, contemporary culture. Students experience and experiment with historic forms and methods of production; their learning is reinforced by this direct interaction as well as by their investigation into how technology affects personal methodology. This approach challenges the students to discover and incorporate historically significant technologies into contemporary use, and by studying the past, to energize the present.
The Rob Roy Kelly Collection is a working study collection, and the Design Division welcomes visiting scholars and practitioners to engage the collection in active physical research.
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