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MEETINGS & SPEAKERS SCHEDULE

 

November Luncheon

Friday, November 10, Union League Club

Mike VanBlaricum

Bond. James Bond. Cue the music, look for the man in the dinner jacket who is winning big at the baccarat table, and shake - don’t stir - the martinis. Mike VanBlaricum will be speaking about Collecting Ian Fleming. He’ll draw on his own remarkable assemblage and also share the secrets of the Ian Fleming Foundation, which Bond might have described with a cryptic pun as, “a driving force.”

Online reservation link for members

November Dinner

Wednesday, November 15, Union League Club

Russell Maret

“Motivations and Second Guesses or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Book”

Russell will discuss his motivations in type design and letterpress printing within the historical context of the typographic book. Along the way he will touch on the technological considerations, artistic yearnings, and a smattering of neuroses that have impacted and shaped his work. In addition to our speaker’s presentation we present our 2017 grant winners with their awards and invite our past grant recipients to join us for this dinner.

Russell Maret is a type designer and printer known for his elaborately printed fine press books. He apprenticed under Peter Koch, moved to Firefly Press, and then started his own firm. He has received the Rome Prize in Design from the American Academy in Rome, and his works are held by many leading institutions. In 2013 the Library of Congress began acquiring Russell’s archives of type and book design.

November dinner: Union League Club, 65 West Jackson Blvd. The evening will follow this order: Social gathering, 5-6 pm, Program, 6 pm. Dinner immediately to follow. Program is free and open to the public. Dinner, $63. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED for either the Program only or the Program/Dinner combination by NO LATER THAN NOON, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13. Cancellations or no shows made after that time will require payment. To reserve call 312-255- 3710 or e-mail caxtonclub@newberry.org.

Payment for reservations made by phone or e-mail will be collected at the event, cash or check only. Caxton Club members may register and pay in advance online. No online cancellations.

December Luncheon

Friday, December 8, Union League Club

Isaac Tobin

“Judging A Book By Its Cover”

December will have us reaching for our warm jackets, so let’s make jackets the theme of an entertaining luncheon as well. Join University of Chicago Press designer Isaac Tobin as he reveals what goes into creating a book jacket that stops you in your tracks and gets you reaching for the shelf.

Online reservation link for members

December Dinner

Wednesday, December 13

Note: second Wednesday of the month

Newberry Library

Annual Caxton Club FunRaising Revels – dinner, raffle, live auction and entertainment featuring Paper Music – a new twist to a long tradition.

Dinner, $63. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED for either the Program only or the Program/Dinner combination by NO LATER THAN NOON, MONDAY, DECEMBER 11. Cancellations or no-shows made after that time will require payment. To reserve call 312-255- 3710 or e-mail caxtonclub@newberry.org.

Payment for reservations made by phone or e-mail will be collected at the event, cash or check only. Caxton Club members may register and pay in advance online. No online cancellations.

January Luncheon

Friday, January 12, 2018, Union League Club

Steve Tomashefsky

Audubon: Under The Feathers

After you’ve filled and emptied the Union League’s delightful luncheon plates, you’ll look up and enjoy perhaps the most famous plates in all of publishing, as Caxtonian Steve Tomashefsky’s presentation takes wing with a tale of tails and feathers and Audubon.