A Defense of the Book

William H. Gass. 2001 6 × 9 inches, 36 pps.
Limited edition, printed letterpress from photopolymer plates.

There are five sections of this essay that are illuminated by the printer’s initial letters. Covers, shown here, are printed silkscreen on uncoated boards, bound by the printer/publisher with Japanese silk cloth spine. With this title I wanted to further explore the link between the computer and letterpress production which I did by creating initial letters in a three-dimensional design software for the letterforms which open each of the 5 sections of the essay.