Julia Ferrari =Dan Carr

The Keene State College community, and the larger world community of typographers, is saddened to learn of the passing of long-serving adjunct Art faculty member Daniel Carr at the end of June.

Professor Carr came to Keene State College in 1996 and taught Typography ever since. He was known as a kind-hearted talented member of our campus community who lived art and was very committed and connected with his students. In addition to his position at the college, Carr and longtime partner Julia Ferrari (also an adjunct faculty member) operated Golgonooza Letter Foundry & Press where they designed and printed fine press books exclusively with metal types. In 1999 Carr was elected a Master Typographic Punchcutter of France for his metal typeface Regulus.

ATypI’s Leipzig 2000 conference program included this biographical note:
Dan Carr is a punchcutter, type designer, poet and printer. His hand-cut typeface “Regulus” won him a Diplome de Maitre-graveur typographe awarded by the Maitre-graveur typographes francais. His digital typeface “Cheneau” was chosen for a judges’ choice award by the Type Directors Club in 2000. With his partner J. Ferrari he publishes, designs, and prints fine limited edition books. These books, set and printed with metal types cast at their atelier Golgonooza Letter Foundry & Press, are widely collected and exhibited. Gifts of the Leaves a book printed with Carr’s hand-cut “Regulus” was chosen as one of the top ten acquisitions of the last decade by Stanford University in California; it was also chosen for a special design binding by D. Glaister for the collection at the Hague this last year.

KSC has lost a rare treasure.

By Mark Reynolds on 05 Jul 2012