Feb 28, 2022
Jerry Kelly is a book designer, calligrapher and type designer. Before starting his own design business in 1998 he was Vice President of The Stinehour Press. Prior to this he worked as a designer at A. Colish. Jerry's work has been honored frequently; for example, his book designs have been selected more than thirty times for the AIGA “Fifty Books of the Year” Award. In 2015 he was presented with the 28th Goudy Award from RIT.
He has served as Chairman of the American Printing History Association and President of The Typophiles, and has worked on numerous committees at The Grolier Club. He has written several books on calligraphy and typography, including The Noblest Roman: The Centaur Types (co-authored with Misha Beletsky; winner of the 2016 Bibliographical Society of America Prize) andType Revivals. His best known book is probably A Century for the Century, a catalogue of the 100 most beautiful, finely printed books produced during the twentieth century, which we refer to in our conversation, along with referencing some of the most beautiful catalogue work Jerry has done for clients including booksellers Jonathan A. Hill and Glenn Horowitz, and The Grolier Club.