New Title in Schanilec’s Little Book Series

October 31, 2006

The latest offering in the little book series from Midnight Paper Sales is Old Swayback by Jim Heynen. This 26-page book includes a fold-out engraving of an old barn in winter printed on Japanese paper. The rest of the book is printed on Zerkall and set in Italian Old Style.  It also looks like you can order books from Midnight Paper Sales online by clicking on the “Add to Cart” button (it’s very small) to the right of the title page image.  Gaylord’s gone all e-commerce on us.


Owen Legg & “The Gardens of Stowe”

October 31, 2006

Owen Legg (Woodcraft Press) has recently published The Gardens of Stowe.  From the prospectus:

When I first saw these gardens thirty years ago, their magnificence impressed me.  Imagination peopled them with nymphs and satyrs.  This idealised landscape cried out to be painted, perhaps with nudes in the forground.  Over the years this memory remained with me to produce a series of prints where the buildings are combined with famous paintings. […]

The standard binding used is pale green shot-silk, with green hand-made marled paper by Ann Muir for the end papers.  Each one costs £250, including a slip case.  Other bindings can be arranged as needed, such as half-bound calf at £330.  Mounted prints, with margins for framing, are also available at £65 each.

You can see a sampling of Legg’s linocuts at his website.

Henry Morris to Deliver APHA Lieberman Lecture

October 20, 2006

The APHA’s Lieberman Lecture this year will be delivered by Henry Morris of Bird & Bull Press.  Here’s the basic info:

Distinguished papermaker historian and printer Henry Morris will deliver the 2006 Lieberman Lecture at Princeton University in 101 McCormick Hall on Wednesday October 25, 2006 at 6 p.m. Mr. Morris will speak on the topic “Paper: There Wouldn’t be Any Printing History Without It.”

The program will coincide with other events at Princeton, including a display of Bird & Bull books in the Firestone Library, and tours of the Princeton Typography Studio. The event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Princeton University Library, and is free and open to the public. More information, including a press release, details on related events and directions on campus, is online here:

Papermaker Tatiana Ginsberg to Lecture at Wells College

October 13, 2006

The Wells College Book Arts Center is pleased to announce that Tatiana Ginsberg will present the 24th Susan Garretson Swartzburg ’60 Memorial Book Arts Lecture.

Ms. Ginsberg’s presentation, entitled ‘Forbidden Colors: Secrets of Japanese Naturally Dyed Papers,’ will address the traditional process of papermaking in Japan, and the extraction and preparation of colors from plants and other natural materials. In Japan, the arts of papermaking and dyeing with plants have been linked for over a millennium. Paper was introduced along with Buddhism, and papers made in Japan were dyed for sutra copying and collections of poetry. The range of colors, from subtle to vibrant, offers a rich, environmentally friendly spectrum little used by Western papermakers and artists.

Tatiana Ginsberg had always loved paper and books. After working in book publishing for seven years–five of them at the Metropolitan Museum of Art–she yielded to the itch to go west and study eastern papermaking. She spent two years at the University of Iowa Center for the Book, studying papermaking and book arts, after which she received a Fulbright research grant to investigate naturally dyed Japanese papers in Japan. She continues to work with the papermaking and dyeing techniques she learned in Japan while pursuing an MFA at UC Santa Barbara.

The event is free and open to the public. A reception at the Book Arts Center in Morgan Hall will follow the lecture, offering attendees the opportunity to meet the speaker. For more information about this event, please contact the Wells Book Arts Center by phone at 315-364-3420 or by email at, or visit us on the world-wide web at

Whittington Press’s Leaf Book Now Published

October 13, 2006

An e-mail from Oak Knoll Books announces that the long-awaited leaf book from Whittington Press, Pages from Presses: Kelmscott, Ashendene, Doves, Eragny, Vale and Essex House, is out.  There isn’t any information on the Whittington Press website (which I don’t think has been updated in quite some time), so I’ll refer readers to Oak Knoll’s description of the book.