17 August 2009

Boats and Bits

Today I’ve got the second of two colours to handprint on the jacket of John Terpstra’s new book Skin Boat. Local illustrator and calligrapher Jack McMaster did the water pattern, as well as an illustration for the frontispiece (the guts of the book are printed offset). The type is Jim Rimmer’s Amethyst. The paper is Domtar’s feltweave. Printed letterpress, the white lines of the waves seem to rise above the paper.

I’m still working away, botanizing wild local letterforms – fontanizing? I’m planning to give a talk called Wild Local Letterforms: A Taxonomy," at our annual wayzgoose and open house, to be held this year on Saturday October 24. More on that later. For now, B is for … well, many things.