Please join APHA New England virtually on Wednesday, December 8 at 7pm for the 2021 Updike Prize for Student Type Design Awards Presentation, including a virtual studio tour/talk, “Teaching All Types in a Library/Casting the Cherokee Syllabary,” by Dartmouth College Library’s Book Arts Workshop Program Manager Sarah M. Smith.

This program is a co-presentation of Providence Public Library and the American Printing History Association, New England Chapter (APHA New England).

The Updike Prize rewards student designers who integrate historical research into their practice. This year’s winners, Corrine Ang and Peter Nowell, were praised by our panel of judges for the creativity, sensitivity, and overall quality of their work, which will be showcased during presentation of the awards.

Following the presentation, join us for a virtual tour of Dartmouth College Library’s Book Arts Workshop with Program Manager, Sarah M. Smith. She’ll show us around the workshop and tell us about how she works with classes and students from a wide variety of disciplines on campus. Close attention will be paid to projects printed with the Cherokee Syllabary that the Book Arts Workshop acquired from type caster, Ed Rayher of Swamp Press. Sarah will give a bit of background to how Ed started casting the Cherokee Syllabary and how he creates molds from digital faces.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required, please register at

See you soon,
Alice Beckwith, APHANE President
Jordan Goffin, APHANE Vice President        

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