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July 28, 2014

Today we welcome Emily Monjaraz to the Office of the University Printer. She joins us shortly after graduation from Yale College, where she earned a B.A. in Studio Art with a concentration in Graphic Design.

July 18, 2014

Today our office is happy to announce the launch of two Web sites: printer.yale.edu and identity.yale.edu

June 12, 2014

Over the past seven months, our office worked with Yale Law School and Yale Printing & Publishing Services (YPPS) on three installments of the Law School Occasional Papers. Each of these small booklets publishes one or two Dallah Albaraka Lectures on Islamic Law and Civilization given in fall 2013, and YLS sends them as gifts to alumni/ae.

June 11, 2014

Two weeks ago, with the help of the School of Music ticket office, I installed three Reunion Weekend posters in the Woolsey Hall display cases. The trio replaced three posters that I designed for Commencement.

May 19, 2014

Last Friday afternoon, Richard Rose, Raleigh Dadamo, Basie Gitlin, and Elizabeth Stauderman joined our office in the Art of the Book Room to judge this year’s Lohmann Prizes. Lian Fumerton-Liu ’15 received first prize for her book “Vertigo,” and Jacqi Lee received second prize for the design of the Fall 2013 Yale Literary Magazine. Juan Pablo Ponce de Leon ’16 and Cindy Hwang ’15 both received honorable mentions: Juan for his letterpress work and Cindy for her WYBC posters.

April 23, 2014

This week, the Athletics Department will unveil the logo for its centennial celebration of the Yale Bowl. When Athletics brought this project to our office, they requested that the logo capture the essence of the stadium in a nostalgic, but not old-fashioned, way.

April 17, 2014

Rebecca and I couldn’t help but laugh at the wonderful image she is using in a new invitation design for the Lewis Walpole Library, which made me realize that in LWL’s communications, she uses recurring image treatment to build an individual look for the library.

April 7, 2014

For more information, please visit yale.edu/printer/lohmann.

April 7, 2014

Our office occasionally takes on projects to brand major Yale events—like the 50th anniversary of Beinecke Library and President Salovey’s inauguration last fall. Yale’s identity guidelines encourage the development of distinctive logos for such singular and finite events. On the other hand, Yale’s many organizations are asked not to create custom logos in the course of their regular activities. The “no custom logos” constraint can be disconcerting to some, but I would argue that this concern is based on a common misunderstanding about how visual identity is created. A logo (alone) does not a visual identity make.

March 10, 2014

Hi everyone! Forgive our long absence—we’ve been very busy. I plan to share some of the office’s projects in the next few posts.

Recently, the Beinecke Library expressed a need for greater formatting flexibility in its e-newsletters in order to publish an increasingly wide range of content.

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