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Hertzog award for excellence in bookdesign

July 12, 1995                           CONTACT: Patricia Larsen
                                       University Librarian
                                       University of Texas at El Paso
                                      (915) 747-5683

                 ***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***


The Library at the University of Texas El Paso announces the
fifth annual competition for the Carl Hertzog Book Design Award.
Book designers, printers and publishers throughout the United
States are encouraged to submit books printed in 1994 or 1995.
Sponsored by the Associates of the University Library, this
national award honors the lifework of one of this country's most
accomplished book designers and printers, the late Carl Hertzog
(1902-1984), "the Printer at the Pass".

The competition is open to presses and publishers of all types
and sizes. The winner and runners-up will receive national
recognition and will be exhibited in the University Library of
the University of Texas at El Paso for two months after the
announcement of the award on February 11, 1996.

The winner will receive a $1,000 cash award, a framed
certificate, and a specially struck bronze medal designed by
Hertzog's long time associate and El Paso artist, Tom Lea.

By creating and sponsoring the Hertzog Award, the Associates of
the University Library endeavor to underscore the importance of
fine printing as an art, to encourage work by new and established
artisans, and to recognize outstanding accomplishments in the

Previous winners are: Gerald Lange, 1991 for The Letter of
Columbus on His Discovery of the New World; Patrick Reagh, 1992
for Jean Cocteau and the Illustrated Book; W. Thomas Taylor,1991
for Self Portrait with Birds;  and Richard Eckersley, 1994 for O

For an entry form with competition guidelines, please contact
UTEP University Librarian, Patricia Larsen, at 915-747-5683.
Mailing address:
University Library
University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, Texas 79968-0582

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