Henry Voigt, a member of New York City’s Grolier Club, curated A Century of Dining Out from his personal collection of over 10,000 historical menus.
Walt Whitman’s Sensuality and Self-Promotion
Whitman’s poetry feels inseparable from his physical presence, his body itself, as does the work of few other poets.
How Art Secured American Banknotes for 150 Years
The Grolier Club is exploring the overlooked art of American security engraving, in which the strength of an artwork correlates to the security of the banknote or bond it’s printed on.
A Tour of Timekeeping in Rare Books
Through 86 volumes that span the 15th century to the present, the Grolier Club visualizes the development of modern timekeeping.
The Centennial of Centaur, a Modern Typeface that Revived a Classic Design
The Grolier Club celebrates a century of Bruce Rogers’s Centaur type, the “noblest Roman of them all.”
A Maya Codex Found in a Cave Is Authentic, Researchers Say
In the 1960s, looters searching a cave in Chiapas, Mexico, came across a rare, ancient codex rich with illustrations of weapon-wielding deities.
How the World’s Oldest Printed Board Game Rolled Propaganda into Play
Long before the era of Candy Crush and Neko Atsume, the games that captured our attention were often the ones that required just a board, a dice or two, and a handful of tokens.
The Aesthetic Allure of Books Without Pages
Books exist as receptacles of information, but for many years people have adopted their format and appearance to create other objects or containers for an array of items.
The Possibilities of Paper: Czech Pop-Up Book Art
The innovative paper engineering of an overlooked Czech artist is currently filling the second floor gallery of the Grolier Club. The Upper East Side bibliophilic society opened an exhibition of pop-up books and other paper art by Vojtěch Kubašta last month, but for a long time the artist’s work couldn’t even get past the Iron Curtain.