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[Bookplate for Edith Dair and Carl Dair]
[Bookplate for Edith Dair and Carl Dair]
Title[Bookplate for Edith Dair and Carl Dair]
Date Created[between 1912 and 1967]
Sort Date1967
DescriptionA man, bare-chested stands on a rocky outcropping, holding a book in his hand, balanced against his thigh. Light streams from above. Chestnut coloured ink on cream background. Originators' names in black type.
Extent1 bookplate : linocut ; 8.9 x 11.4 cm
Subject - GeographicCanada
Personal NamesDair, Edith ; Dair, Carl
TypeStill Image
NotesCarl Dair was born in Welland, Ontario in 1912. Self-educated, Dair rose to prominence as a typographic designer, writer, and teacher. As a gift commemorating Canada's centennial in 1967, Dair created the Cartier font, Canada's first domestic typeface. Later that year, Dair died of a heart attack on a flight from New York to Toronto. He was survived by his wife Edith and his two daughters Willa and Erika. Although the creator of this bookplate is unknown, there is a small B in the right lower corner of the plate.
1) '1960 Recipients.' Society of Graphic Designers of Canada. n.d. Web. 25 Jan 2010.
2) Bayevsky, Evelyn and Don McLeod. 'A Brief Chronology of the Life and Work of Carl Dair.' Devil's Artisan. 48. Spring/Summer 2001: 1-4.
Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN P D357
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_P_D357
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. Leslie Binder. BP MUR CAN P D357
Date Available2010
Publisher - DigitalVancouver : University of British Columbia Library
RightsImages provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy, or otherwise use these images must be obtained from Rare Books and Special Collections:
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