Mexican Bouquet

Mexican Bouquet

Suzette Hamill, Chicago, Illinois, 1946

Description

Juror Notes

This little volume with hand-colored outline engravings of flowers is one of the most carefully made books of the year. The presswork and binding are excellent. Although in small format, it is equal to, as well as reminiscent of\, Rudolph Koch’s and Fritz Kredel’s Blumenbuch, of the late 1920’s.

Collections: Fifty Books of the Year (1947)
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Designer
Suzette Hamill
Illustrator
Clarice Hamill
Illustrations
Pen and ink drawings, flower plates handcolored
Engravings
zinc etchings
Author
Clarice Hamill
Lettering
James Hayes (title page)
Trim size
4.5 x 7 inches
Pages
126
Quantity printed
205 copies
Price
$8.00
Typefaces
Arrighi Italic [Monotype] 16 pt., 2 pt. leading, Arrighi Italic and hand lettering (title page), Centaur (other display), Type Measure: 19 x 32 picas
Compositor
R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. and Suzette Hamill
Engraver
Standard Photo-Engraving Co.
Printer
George Domke, The Art Institute of Chicago
Printing method
letterpress
Paper
Berestoke [white]
Paper supplies
The Stevens-Nelson Paper Corp.
Binder
Monastery Hill Bindery
Binding materials
Holliston Novelex [dark green], stamped in genuine gold
Publisher
The Pocahontas Press
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