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Art of the Book Judges 2017: Amelia Hugill-Fontanel and Rachael Gootnick

Amelia Hugill-Fontanel is associate curator at the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology — a renowned library on printing history. She is an art historian and editor who contributes numerous publications about Cary Collection holdings, including those about graphic design, calligraphy, wood type, and typefounding. As manager of the Cary technology collection, she is responsible for teaching and maintaining some 23 different presses and several hundred fonts of metal and wood type. She has lectured for the American Printing History Association, College Art Association, the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, TypeCon, The Typophiles, the U.S. Government Publishing Office, and Yale University.

Fairport native Rachael Gootnick is deeply passionate for printed media. Rachael has been involved in the book and publishing field in various positions. She is the owner and artist behind Just Terrific, a local book binding and book restoration business. She also creates miniature books full of fine detail. In addition to creating handmade books, Rachael teaches several bookbinding workshops within the Rochester community. Find her locally at the library, an art supply store, a local artisan show, or online at