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Typography & Design at the next Dixie Forum

April 1, 2015


Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Dixie State University’s “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” series will continue with a presentation by David Wolske on typography and design. The lecture is set to take place from noon to 12:50 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14, in the Dunford Auditorium in the Browning Resource Center on the DSU campus. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

Wolske is the creative director of Red Butte Press and the Book Arts Program in addition to being an assistant librarian/lecturer at the J. Willard Marriott Library on the University of Utah campus. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from Marian University and a Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Indiana University.

Prior to joining the University of Utah’s Library faculty, Wolske taught typography, graphic design, and letterpress printing at Indiana University’s Herron School of Art and Design, the Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago, and Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum. His work reveals an affinity for handset wood and metal type and incorporates digital tools, computer software and design thinking into a manual workflow that draws heavily on the traditions of letterpress and fine art printmaking.

Dixie Forum is a lecture series designed to introduce the St. George community and DSU students, faculty and staff to diverse ideas and personalities while widening their worldviews via a 50-minute presentation. The series will come to a completion for the spring 2015 semester on Tuesday, April 21, with a presentation from Dixie State’s Sustainability Committee. The lecture about Earth Day will be held at noon in the Dunford Auditorium.

For more information on Dixie State University’s Dixie Forum series, please contact DSU Forum Coordinator John Burns at 435-879-4712 or or visit