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Book of the week — Mediaeval in Padua

spread with example of the progression of round gothic

“But these kinds of problems are an understood part of how I choose to go about making books. The goal is to learn by doing, a process that often involves diving headlong into something for which I am thoroughly unprepared. I can’t locate exactly what it is that I hope to learn, other than wanting each new book to provide ideas or techniques to explore in the next book. Beyond the content, though, the hope is also to find ways to more effectively align my work with my life, and to remain present in the process.” — Russell Maret

Mediaeval in Padua
Russell Maret
New York City: Russell Maret, 2008
NK3630.6 I8 M37 2008 oversize

Illustrations printed on double leaves. Designed and letterpress printed by Russell Maret. Photographs were printed offset by Artale Graphics. Paper is Mohawk Superfine. Text is set in a new type designed specifically for this book by the author. The face is closely based on John Baskerville’s Great Printer typeface. Handsewn paper case binding with an extended spine hollow and printed dust jacket. Edition of two hundred and twenty-six copies. University of Utah copy is no. 53, signed by the author.

For more about Russell Maret and his newest book, “Character Traits” visit This Book is Now.

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