Chester Gryski’s exhibition on the work of revered Canadian printer and designer, Robert Reid, is now showing at
Massey’s Robertson Davies Library. Titled Robert R. Reid, Celebrating His 90th Birthday and 69 Years of Designing and Printing, the show compiles Gryski’s private collection of Reid’s works.
Robert Reid was a Canadian typographer and graphic designer. He spent years as a Designer and Production Manager at McGill University in Montreal, before moving to New York to where he led a successful career printing books for large publishers.
Reid’s innovation in digital typeface and mastery of hand-printing spans private press work, including various histories of British Columbia, the work of poet John Newlove and anti-Vietnam War posters. The exhibition also includes Reid’s work for Takao Tanabe, Sometime Printer (2010), which was published by the Alcuin Society.
Special thanks to Chester Gryski, Librarian PJ MacDougall and Massey College printer, Nelson Adams. The show has been generously reviewed here by Grant Hurley. To learn more, please visit the Robertson Davis Library Exhibition Page.
The library is open Monday to Friday, 9-5pm. Visitors may check in with the Porter upon arrival.