Updike Award Ceremony, Featuring Fiona Ross

Monday, October 17, 2016

5:30 PM-7:00 PM

Cost: Free

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Auditorium (3rd Floor)

Mon, 2016-10-17 17:30 - 19:00

Join us for a celebration of the aspiring type designers who have used our collection as a source of inspiration to create new typefaces.

Fiona RossOur speaker will be Dr. Fiona Ross of the University of Reading. Dr. Ross is a pioneer in the design of non-Latin typefaces, beginning with her work in the 1970s with Linotype. In 2014 she received the Society of Typographic Afficianados' Typography Award. Her lecture for this evening is titled "Collections-Based Research for Contemporary Typeface Design – With Special Reference to Non-Latin Scripts".

The lecture will be accompanied by an exhibition of materials from the library's Updike Collection as well as specimens produced by the finalists for the prize. 

To register for this free event, visit

Support for the event is provided by Paperworks