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.