The Aliquando Press is one of Canada’s most prominent and well-respected private presses, demonstrating elegant and inventive book design, illustration, and printing. It was founded in 1962 by William Rueter, sole proprietor and printer. Educated at the Ontario College of Art, Rueter worked as a graphic designer at the University of Toronto Press between 1969 and 1998, designing and printing books through the Aliquando Press during this time. Rueter was co-founder of The Devil’s Artisan in 1980, and is a founding member of the Society of Canadian Book Designers and a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. He has taught extensively on the book arts, published on the subjects of book design and printing, and continues to publish meticulously printed and beautifully made books, most recently Pressing Matters (2013), published on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of The Aliquando Press. The Press has garnered many awards, and in 2013 William Rueter received The Alcuin Society’s Robert R. Reid Award and Medal for lifetime achievement in the book arts.
The Library holds William Rueter’s correspondence, proofs, working papers, reference materials and designs for the Aliquando Press as well as for his work as a book designer for U of T Press, in addition to a near complete run of Aliquando Press publications. More details can be found here: Aliquando-Finding-Aid-2-Accessions-Merged.