Golden Cockerel Type

Golden Cockerel Type

The Stinehour Press, New York, New York, 1997


Printing a specimen for a type company has its challenges and rewards. Type manufacturers tend to give designers more leeway in producing specimens that will show off their fonts, but of course there are pressures and restrictions involved. In today’s wild market for typefaces, economics are key, and such materials must be produced on tight budgets. This book was printed in black ink only throughout (with a second color only behind the illustrations), but printing it letterpress (for the text) helped to set it apart from the average job. A careful selection of good papers for the text (Simpson Teton) and jacket (imported Hahnemuhle Bugra) was a key element. Lissa Dodington and I worked carefully on the typesetting, using unusually tight word spacing and occasionally careful adjustment of the kerning to show this somewhat weighty, unusual type to best advantage. Again, it was a pleasure working with a sympathetic client who is also a good friend (Mark Batty). The excellence of the texts he procured for this publication enhanced the project greatly, in my opinion.

Collections: 50 Books | 50 Covers of 1997
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book


Design firm
The Stinehour Press
Art director
Jerry Kelly
Jerry Kelly, Eric Gill
Jerry Kelly, Lissa Dodington
John Dreyfus, Sebastian Carter, James Mosley
ITC Golden Cockerel
The Stinehour Press
Text: Simpson Teton; Jacket: Hahnemuhle Bugra
International Typeface Corporation