November 2017 Dinner Meeting

  • 11/15/2017
  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago


  • Speaker and speaker's guest; event administrator, A/V technician
  • No meal collection, attendee will pay the ULC directly
  • Program only, does not include the dinner.

Registration is closed

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

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


c/o The Newberry Library
60 W. Walton Street
Chicago, IL  60610

Tel: +1 (312) 255-3710