A traveling exhibit, “New Views: Recent Work By Members of the Midwest Chapter Guild of Bookworkers,” will soon be on display at Iowa State University Library.  The exhibit will be open for viewing from Friday, March 18 – Tuesday, May 10, 2011 in the Special Collections Reading Room, on the 4th floor of Parks Library.

The Guild of Bookworkers was founded in 1906, and “promotes interest in and awareness of the tradition of the book and paper arts.”  Members include bookbinders, book artists, typographers, conservators, printmakers, papermakers, and calligraphers.

Iowa State University Library is the last stop for this traveling exhibit, which has also been displayed at Milner Library at Illinois State University, the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Special Collections at the Michigan State University Libraries.

The exhibit includes an artist’s book submitted by ISU’s own Paula Curran, Associate Professor of Art & Design.  Paula’s students contributed to the content of the book, which is titled Design Iowa: A Book in Pigtures.

Please note: Exhibit programs are for sale, and all images in this post are from the program, which was designed by Paula Curran, Department of Art & Design, Iowa State University.