Lecture on W.A. Dwiggins and the Serious Business of Fun presented by Bruce Kennett
Bruce Kennett Bio:
Graphic designer, photographer, and teacher Bruce Kennett studied calligraphy and book design in Austria with Friedrich Neugebauer and subsequently made the English translation of Neugebauer’s The Mystic Art of Written Forms. During the 1980s, he worked at Maine’s renowned Anthoensen Press, and since then has maintained his own studio with clients that have ranged from the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Grolier Club to L.L. Bean and the Mount Washington Observatory; he designs illustrated books and exhibition graphics and makes large photomurals. He has lectured and written about W. A. Dwiggins since 1980. Kennett is a member of Maine’s Baxter Society, Boston’s Society of Printers, the Typophiles, the American Printing History Association, and the American Institute of Graphic Arts. Although he has coedited several books, W. A. Dwiggins: A Life in Design is Kennett’s first major work as author. His studio is located in North Conway, New Hampshire.