Monday, August 29, 2005

Twinned Towers

Twinned Towers: a poem about the WTC attacks by Canadian poet John Pass is the latest offering from Anik See and her Fox Run Press:
Set in Deepdene, with Italian Old Style and Empire titling, and ornaments cast by Scott King. Printed on a fate's chance of papers, using a Chicago post-style binding. 24 pages, 7 3/4 in x 4 1/2 in. Edition of 94. Regular: $75; Deluxe: $125.

For further information (such as whether or not the price is in US or Canadian dollars), contact Anik See at foxrunpress@yahoo.ca; for information on ordering a copy or subscribing to Fox Run Press, visit the Fox Run Press order page.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

New from Fleece Press

An e-mail from Oak Knoll has alerted me to the publication of a new book from Fleece Press; I've added info from the Fleece Press website below:
Due for publication in July 2005 is the highly important new biography of Edward Bawden by Malcolm Yorke, the first since Douglas Percy Bliss’ Pendomer Press book in 1979. The Inward Laugh, Edward Bawden and his circle has been printed by J.W.Northend Fine Print in Sheffield, and runs to 292 pages, very heavily illustrated in colour on almost every page. There are 750 copies (650 for sale), of which 100 copies are accompanied by loose 1930s copper engravings of four pottery transfer designs, housed in a slipcase (fully subscribed), and the rest are bound in quarter cloth and a Bawden patterned paper. Standard copies will be £262 on publication, and it is expected the book will shortly be out of print. A separate prospectus is available on application.
If you wish to contact the proprietor of Fleece Press directly to inquire or purchase, you may write Simon Lawrence, The Fleece Press, 95 Denby Lane, Upper Denby, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 8TZ, U.K.; or e-mail Mr. Lawrence at simon.lawrence@ghcomonline.net.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

New Booklet from The Printery

Newly added to the list of offerings from The Printery is A True Depiction of all Manner of the Book Arts, 1568:
Reproductions of 1568 woodcuts accurately depicting the draughtsman, wood-cutter, papermaker, printer, and bookbinder with each accompanied by period verse. Printed on La Garde, a French handmade sheet from the 1930s and sewn into marbled paper wrappers. 16 pp. $14.50
For more information or to order a copy, send an e-mail to proprietor@theprinterybooks.com.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Letterpress Course Offered by Gerald Lange

A great opportunity for those in the Los Angeles area: Gerald Lange will be teaching "Finer Points in Letterpress Typography" at Art Center College of Design through Art Center at Night. The course will be held at Archetype Press in Pasadena from September 13 to December 13. More information can be obtained from the Bieler Press website. It looks like registration began last week, so you'd better hurry!

Bibliographica 3

The Summer issue of Bibliographica is finished and will be sent out to subscribers shortly. This issue features John Henry of Cedar Creek Press describing his work and how he became a printer; Gaylord Schanilec reviewing the latest book from Anik See's Fox Run Press; and our California Printing Columnist looks at the relationship between Ricky Jay and his favorite printer Patrick Reagh. Part of the delay in getting out this issue involves one of our editors' foray into printing under the auspices of Graham Moss and Kathy Whalen at the Incline Press: some of the fruits of their labor will be mailed out with this issue.

The next issue - our fourth and final one for 2005 - will likely be devoted to the happenings at Oak Knoll Fest XII.

Subscriptions to Bibliographica are currently free - just drop me a line to say that you're interested.