Depression Dog

Depression Dog

The Perishable Press Limited, Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, 2003

Description

I’ve never thought of making books as a “business” but rather an unquenchable passion. I also think books design themselves here, and the text seems to be the client. Probably restrictions are in part determined by size of the small printing press here in the parlor of an old farmhouse. Illustration is based on friends whose work might be simpático. The whole bottom line is, this is a form of wonderful play. It is, in a way, above money, though sometimes the cost is serious—for instance the “casing in” part of the binding was done by Scott Kellar at a cost of $50 per book, but the book needed a professional cover and my skills as a binder are not that exacting.

Juror Notes

“This book maker’s art, binding, papers, letterpress and artwork all emerge whole and complete in this volume.” Jack Woody

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2003
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Design firm
The Perishable Press Limited
Creative director
Walter Hamady
Art director
Walter Hamady
Designer
Walter Hamady
Jacket designer
Walter Hamady
Illustrators
Henrik Drescher, Jim Lee, David McLimans, Peter Sis
Production coordinator
Patrick Flynn
Author
Toby Olson
Editor
Walter Hamady
Publisher
The Perishable Press Limited
Trim size
7 1/2 x 10 1/2”
Pages
48
Quantity printed
109
Compositor
Walter Hamady
Typefaces
Optima, Palatino, Sabon Antiqua, Spectrum, Syntax, all from the original foundries (Enschede in Haarlem and Stempel in Frankfurt), all hand set
Printer
Walter Hamady
Jacket printer
Walter Hamady
Papers
Hahnemuhle, Zerkall, Rives
Binder
Scott Kellar
Binding method
Hand sewn, casebound
Book type
Limited/special edition
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