Designing Stamps

November 2, 2007

News from Kat Ran Press:

The Staff of Kat Ran Press is pleased to announce the publication of a new book by Lance Hidy:

An artist’s commentary on theory, gesture, photography composition, color, light, and the typeface Penumbra

Lance Hidy, the accomplished designer of books, posters, types, and stamps, takes us through the process of designing a postage stamp while explaining how the small Mentoring stamp relates to his larger body of work. Thirty-eight full-color reproductions illustrate the photographs, designs, drawings, and photographs which were part of the design process, as well as related posters and illustrations from the last thirty years of Hidy’s work.

64 pages. 5 7/8 x 9 inches
36 full-color and 5 black & white illustrations

Smyth-sewn paperback: $45 postpaid

Deluxe edition of thirty-five signed, numbered, and hand-bound copies: $155 postpaid shipped February 2008

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