I saw some mock-ups and page proofs of this book yesterday. It is going to be a great book to read, and a great book just to hold in the hands. Emily, you should write an entire post just about the typeface and how you managed to acquire it from Herr WhateverHisNameIs in Germany, via bilingual intermediary and (I think) time travel.
The season is bearing fruit here in the Blue Ridge mountains…
Autumn Greetings, Friends!
We are pleased to announce a new book forthcoming from St Brigid Press in November: Soundings, a collection of haiku by Emily Hancock, illustrated with three prints by the author.
Hancock has been published in various literary journals, including the Appalachian Journal and the Greensboro Review. This limited edition book will collect over thirty of her haiku, each a small meditation on being in nature and the nature of being, as well as three prints from her original block carvings.
Setting the poems by hand.
Carving images into linoleum blocks, which will then be printed.
All of the type is set by hand (in the historic Koch-Antiqua typeface), letterpress printed on beautiful Rives mould-made paper, and sewn with linen thread.
Rives paper, mould-made in France.
SAVE THE DATE!!! The official Book Launch for
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Thanks for the re-blog, Jeff! You are right — I’ll post the Back Story of how I acquired the type in the near future!