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Dwiggins at the BPL

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  • Led By Bruce Kennett
  • Where Boston Public Library

Join Bruce Kennett as he discusses his newly published work W. A. Dwiggins: A Life in Design, the first comprehensive biography to be written about renowned graphic designer, illustrator, and commercial artist William Addison Dwiggins. Kennett – an author, book designer, and photographer – has admired Dwiggins’ work since 1972, and he will chronicle the myriad accomplishments of this quiet and humble man: typeface design, marionettes, book design, calligraphy, kite-making, illustration, furniture design, theatrical sets and lighting, all of them suffused with WAD’s humor, color sense, and joyful spirit.

Much of Kennett’s research was conducted at the BPL’s Rare Books & Manuscripts Department, where the W.A. Dwiggins collection is housed.

Boston Public Library
Rabb Lecture Hall
Central Library in Copley Square
700 Boylston Street
Boston MA 02116
Free and open to the public.

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