About the Author
Rob Roy Kelly established professional graphic design programs at the Minneapolis College of Art, the Kansas City Art Institute, and Arizona State University. He also served on the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University and Rochester Institute of Technology. In 1989 he received the first Master Teacher Award given by the Graphic Design Educators Association. In 2001, a web site titled Everything is a Work in Progress was developed by graduate students at Rochester Institute of Technology to present Kelly's collected writings on graphic design education. He died in 2004, and his obituary in The New York Times noted that his "influential book on 19th-century American wood type prompted a major typographical revival in the 1970's."