Friday, April 17, 2015

Back to the Stone Age is out . . .


The Back to the Stone Age boxed sets are now available! I letterpress printed all of the text pages from the original 1937 printing plates for Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., all 300+ pages. The boxed sets were bound in Texas to closely match the original, and include a handsome box and an actual plate! For more information go to: http://www.bsalimited.com.

If you havent seen it, take a look at my video showing the printing at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaSUDIenovM&feature=youtu.be




Thursday, April 9, 2015

Did you see that?


An article in "The Book Collector" spring issue makes a complimentary mention of my printing and binding of "Jack Whirler’s Alphabet" for Princeton Universitys Cotsen Children’s Library!

If you want your own copy, the library is distributing "Jack Whirler’s Alphabet" through Bromer Booksellers for $85.



Recent Commission . . .


Designer Mark Argetsinger and I just finished these for The John Carter Brown Library.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Albert Schiller?


Although somewhat obscure, I have been aware of Albert Schiller and his “type pictures” or “typosignets” for some time. Recently I have noticed an increased interest in his work, with some examples being showcased on RIT’s Cary Graphic Arts Collection website, as well as mentioned at a number of recent lectures. 

So, I was pleasantly surprised to come across this carefully saved New York Times clipping from Tuesday, April 7th, 1959. This article gives some very interesting insight into Schiller’s work. According to the article, Schiller would painstakingly set the ornaments only to have the final pieces reproduced by plates. Surely plates are more easily printed, but this makes me wonder if the arrangements were modified beyond what could be readily done with type alone. I do not think such processes detract from the work, indeed Bruce Rogers is known to have produced arrangements that were not actually achievable in metal type, but it is all quite intriguing. 

Large view here: NY Times Large.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

Letterpress Workshop . . .


Letterpress workshop tomorrow, January 27th at CCC in Auburn, New York!

Experience the historic craft of letterpress printing! You will have the opportunity to print on a real antique press and choose from two all-occasion card designs. At the end of the workshop you will have 12 beautiful letterpress printed cards to take home and use! Letterpress has been around since the time of Gutenberg, but nearly vanished until its recent revival. See first hand what makes letterpress so special, and the results impossible to duplicate by any other process. Taught by Robert LoMascolo, a freelance designer and letterpress printer specializing in classical typography and the book arts. A material fee of $10 will be due the evening of class. Class will run from 6 to 9pm at the Auburn, New York, Cayuga Community College campus.

Register on-line, or call 315-294-8841.