31 January 2011

The Joyful Printer

I suppose it’s time to emerge from hibernation and resume posting on the Gaspereau Press Blog. I have plenty of interesting type and book related tidbits stockpiled for posting, but better to start with the joyful task of kicking off a new publishing season. I always love seeing books that have long been perking away in vitro suddenly take more obvious physical form as ink hits paper and design goes from theory to execution. At Gaspereau, the 2011 book season starts with Norman Ravvin’s new novel, The Joyful Child, which he’ll be launching next week in Montreal. Next week? Hmm. Better get some ink on the press, I guess.

Norm’s book jackets will be printed letterpress, featuring an image by Melanie Boyle. Melanie’s illustrations also decorate the chapter headings.

Norm’s Montreal launch will be at 5:30 pm on Monday February 7th, hosted by the Department of Religion, Concordia University, Room H 767 (Hall Building), 1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

There will also be reading at 5:00 pm on February 13th at Shaika Cafe, 5526 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal. Thanks to Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore who will be selling books at that event.

You can also check out Norm’s own book page.

By the way, a long overdue overhaul of the Gaspereau Press web site is presently in progress. We’ll be launching that by spring if everything works out as planned.


17 January 2011

Jim Rimmer Talk

On January 29, Rod McDonald and I will be giving a talk about Jim Rimmer at the AGM of the Graphic Designers of Canada, Atlantic Chapter.