I'm rapt to have had a feature story about my book project in the Bendigo Advertiser on Saturday January 12th. A big thanks to Tom O'Callahan for his excellent article; and to Steve Bright, who shared his experience of letterpress (and his equipment) for the story on short notice.
As you'll know from my last newsletter, I've been hard at work learning how to marble so that I can produce the endpapers of my book. There's quite a tradition behind that folded rectangle of paper under the cover that comes before the title page on many old hardcover books; and I've been keen to explore the process so I can add another special element, one that fits in perfectly with the book's visual theme.
Harebrained has just purchased its first press! This is Percy, an Adana Eight-Five Tabletop Press (circa 1970s), which will allow me to print small jobs like business cards, bookplates and invitations.
After over 630 hours of printing-related work, including setting type, driving to and from studios and cranking the press, I'm finally two-thirds of the way through printing my collection, 'Closer than Breathing'. Here are some progress shots.