We could not be more pleased (and honored) to be designing Printing History: The Journal of the American Printing History Association. It was a great treat to study the design of all of the previous seventy issues—and to figure out how we’d take Printing History into the future. How long will our run as designers last? Who knows. We’ve got one issue in the bag. See for yourself here.
No fighting was needed when planning the typography of this portfolio for Mark Katzman—and it was good to work with our old friends Art Larson and Sarah Creighton on the printing and boxes (respectively). It was also good to be reminded of this old favorite.
The orientation of a stamp on an envelope can indicate different things. An upside-down flag means ‘distress’ and can be used as a symbol of protest.
We were terribly pleased to design a little book for Granary Books written by our pal Bill Corbett and with paintings by certified-genius Rackstraw Downes. Take a look at some small spreads here. Get your own copy here and see how smart you feel.
All of the stamps of Axel Bertram are now on our site. See for yourself.
A few minutes before this photo was taken in 2002, Rocky Stinehour and I chatted alone on that bench. There he reminded me that books are meant to be useful—not merely beautiful. It was that simple conversation in which he pointed out something so painfully obvious (but never discussed by fine printers) that completely changed the direction of my work—and my thinking about books and design, and their place in the world.
We prepared layouts and specs for Flaubert, a new biography from Harvard University Press. The book was then set by someone else (as per HUP procedures) which, frankly, felt like having someone else raise our child. But with parents like Fournier and Trade Gothic, it’s hard to go wrong. See for yourself here. And pre-order a copy here. [And insert your own clever reference to Flaubert here.]
You demanded and we complied: 91% of Jerzy Desselberger’s stamps are now on our site. See for yourself.
All of Otto Hupp’s stamps are now on our site. See for yourself.
The perfect beach read, The Mary Julia Paintings of Joan Brown, is back from the printer. See some of the twenty or so spreads we designed here.
All of Walter Baum’s stamps are on our site. See for yourself.
All the stamps of Barnett Freedman are now on our site. See for yourself.