The P-culiar Dog or The Piddling Pup

The P-culiar Dog or The Piddling Pup

The Calder Foundation, New York, New York, 2001

Description

The design challenge of The P-culiar Dog or The Piddling Pup was to create a book in 2001 that looks and feels as if it was from circa 1925. We achieved this by using type, printing techniques and binding materials that were used at the time. Also, the credits appear on the colophon page rather than the title page, so the surprise is discovered at the end of the book.

We are happiest about maintaining the playful, informal feeling of Calder’s original maquette.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2001
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Design firm
The Calder Foundation
Designers
Ruth Lingen, Alexander S. C. Rower
Illustrator
Alexander Calder
Trim size
6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches
Pages
14
Quantity printed
500
Compositor
Ruth Lingen
Typeface
Nicholas Cochin
Printer
Ruth Lingen
Paper
Somerset Book Wove Soft White 115 g/m2
Binding method
Hand-sewn pamphlet stitch with wrapper
Author
Elmer E. Scott
Publisher
The Calder Foundation
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