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A New Fine Press Edition of “Leaves of Grass” by Walt Whitman September 24, 2014 – Posted in: book arts, book design, bookbinding, Content, Paper

“A holy book of the nation, along with the Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence,” – poet laureate Robert Hass on Leaves of Grass To mark their one-hundredth publication the noted fine press publisher Arion Press has chosen the 1855 first edition of Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman.  Chosen in part as a tribute to the publisher’s predecessors Edwin and Robert Grabhorn, whose masterpiece was their 1930 edition of the Whitman poem. “I thought Arion Press might…

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Dead Feminists Live On March 27, 2013

 Keep the Change: No. 16 in the Dead Feminists series The Dead Feminists is a broadside series created by the dynamic duo of Jessica Spring and Chandler O’Leary. Jessica of Springtide Press and Chandler of Anagram Press unite to resurrect feminists from days gone bye whose messages still ring true when looking at the current political and social landscape. The series has been going strong since 2008.  The broadsides are letterpress printed from hand-drawn lettering and illustrations…

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Slightly Foxed: The Well-Made Book Lives On March 9, 2012

The headline reads: Outfoxing the digital revolution. The story in The Telegraph profiles Slightly Foxed, a second-hand bookshop, publisher of a popular beautifully produced reader’s quarterly and publishers of Slightly Foxed Editions. “Slightly Foxed have stepped aside from the ebook stampede to publish beautifully bound hardbacks that recall a bygone age – and sell like hot cakes,” and too boot they only publish memoirs that are out of print but not out of copyright, and…

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Making Books in California: Five Contemporary Presses on View June 21, 2011

“During the last 50 years, the conception and production of the book has evolved into an art form that exceeds all former standards for the book as object. Book arts have become a mature medium, and California artists and printers are leaders in the fine arts of the book,” – Roberto G. Trujillo, head of Stanford Library’s Department of Special Collections. Currently on view at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University is the exhibit,…

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