Bruce Kennett is a book designer and photographer based in North Conway, NH. After earning a B.A. in Humanities from Shimer College he went on to study calligraphy and book design with Friedrich Neugebauer at the Hochschule für künstlerische und industrielle Gestaltung in Linz, Austria. He subsequently translated Neugebauer’s calligraphy and design manual from German into English: The Mystic Art of Written Forms. In the 1980s Bruce served as managing director and head designer at The Anthoensen Press, Maine’s great scholarly book printer of the 20th century, working in both letterpress and offset. Since leaving Anthoensen in 1986 Bruce has worked on his own, producing books, general graphic design, exhibits, and large photomurals. His clients include L.L. Bean, Boston College Law School, Burndy Library, Center for Palladian Studies in America, Folger Shakespeare Library, David R. Godine, The Grolier Club, Mount Washington Observatory, Smith College, and Transparent Audio. Bruce adores teaching and has been on the faculty at the Center for Creative Imaging, Art Institute of Boston, Graphic Arts Management Program at Northeastern University, University of Southern Maine, and Westbrook College; and has given lectures for Bookbuilders of Boston, Dartmouth, Harvard, School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Society of Printers, Society of Typographic Arts, Smith College and RIT. His design of a book about poets Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes received a Leab Award from the American Library Association.

Bruce's Upcoming Schedule

Book Design

Sep 21 - Sep 27 2014