Monthly Archives: August 2011

Glenn Goluska (1947-2011)

Horribly sad to  learn about the death of Glenn Goluska, one of Canada’s greatest typographers. I had the good fortune to meet Glenn at a Gaspereau Press wayzgoose. Andrew let me run the Vandercook in his office, printing souvenirs for visitors to the shop and Glenn was there as backup. He gently offered pointers and suggestions throughout the afternoon, graciously stepping in to better articulate printing history when needed. I drove him to the airport the next day and we had a lovely conversation about printing/books/mutual friends. He was strikingly kind and generous. He told me he was hoping to make it down to Ottawa to visit with jwcurry and the letterpress/book arts folk but that never happened.  Requieum, lovely Glenn, so glad to have met you and so sorry not to have had more time. More information and obits for Glenn:


A spread from Robert Kroetsch’s Liebhaber’s Wood Type (1987), GP blog entry, below

Andrew Steeves’ visit with Glenn earlier this year:
http://gaspereaupress.blogspot.com/2011/04/trip-to-goluskaville.html

Andrew Steeves at Gaspereau Press: http://gaspereaupress.blogspot.com/2011/08/glenn-goluska.html

Alcuin Society Blog:
http://blog.alcuinsociety.com/2011/08/glenn-goluska-19472011.html

Coach House:
http://www.chbooks.com/news/canadian-master-designer-glenn-goluska-dies-cancer-age-64