Reed’s calligraphic legacy is impressive.
Numerous alumni work in various aspects of book design, graphic
design, and calligraphy; a sample follows.
ELIZABETH ANDERSON MAT ’72
Environmental graphic designer Elizabeth
Anderson specializes in signs that help people learn about their
environment and how to navigate their way through it. She is
a principal and project designer with Anderson Krygier, whose
work adorns schools, hospitals, libraries, businesses, and historic
landmarks throughout the Pacific Northwest. She has taught at
Portland State University and Pacific Northwest College of Art
and says, “More than ever my liberal arts education keeps
me going. Good design and good business require new learning
and analysis, and are fueled by clear writing and constant communication.”
click on an image to veiw Anderson's testimonial
CHARLES BIGELOW ’67
After leaving Reed, Chuck Bigelow studied typography
with Jack Stauffacher at the San Francisco Art Institute,
and with Hermann Zapf at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
He taught digital typography at Stanford University from 1982 to
and graphic design at
Island School of Design. He also has taught typography at
the University of Oregon, the Portland Museum Art School, Portland
and the Portland School of Arts and Crafts. Bigelow is a
Foundation Prize Fellow and a recipient of the Frederic W.
Goudy Award in Typography. He was associate editor of Fine Print,
a review for the arts of the book, and served as chairman of the
on Letterform Research and Education of the Association Typographique
Internationale. He is widely published on typography and has
co-designed with partner Kris Holmes ’72 the Lucida extended
family of typefaces. He and Holmes also designed Apple Textile, Apple
the TrueType versions of Apple New York, Monaco, Geneva, and Chicago.
DOROTHY DEHN ’61
Calligrapher and graphic designer Dorothy Dehn
has taught graphic and letter design at the Pacific Northwest College
Mt. Hood Community
College, Portland State University, and Portland Community
College. She has also conducted letter forms workshops around
three decades. Dehn’s work was featured
in Scriptura 1988, a German letterforms calendar. She
also exhibited in the 1980 International Calligraphy
Today exhibition, and her work is included in the Lloyd
J. Reynolds Memorial Collection at the Portland Art Museum. View
Dorothy Dehn's testimonial.
GEORGIANNA GREENWOOD ’60
Graphic designer Georgianna Greenwood has conducted
classes, workshops, lectures, and demonstrations on calligraphy,
bookbinding, and design
around the world for the past 30 years. She has participated
in calligraphy exhibitions, was the featured presenter
at professional organizations in the U.S. and Europe, and has served
on the board
She was exhibition chairman of How Far is Far Out?
at the 2002 international calligraphy conference in California
coordinator of Signs & Testimonials,
an installation and exhibition at Reed Reunions 2003
celebrating the college’s calligraphy heritage. View
Georgianna Greenwood's testimonial.