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Jan 20, 2018

From Wiki: Gaylord Schanilec is an American wood engraver, printer, designer and illustrator. He is the proprietor of the press Midnight Paper Sales. Schanilec uses traditional wood engraving processes to create illustrations for hundreds of works.

Schanilec has "set the standard for contemporary artist’s books over...

Jan 16, 2018

David Esslemont is an artist, designer, printmaker and bookbinder. He makes books from scratch, most recently about food, and publishes under his Solmentes Press imprint. He was Artistic Director of the University of Wales Gregynog Press from 1985–97 and has won many book design awards...

Apr 28, 2015

I met with publisher Simon Dardick at his home office in Montreal to talk about the history and collecting of his great Canadian publishing house Vehicule Press

Jul 15, 2014

The Press & Letterfoundry of Michael & Winifred Bixler is "devoted to the craft of fine letterpress printing and traditional book typography. Our extensive collection of English Monotype matrices allows us to cast from 8- to 72-point, classic book typefaces including Bembo, Dante, Walbaum, Van Dijck, Joanna, Perpetua,...

Oct 10, 2013

Shanty Bay Press was established in Shanty Bay, Ontario, in 1996 as a private press devoted to publishing livres d’artistes in which the texts and the illustrations accompanying them would have equal weight in the design of the books.

The press is a partnership: the type-setting, presswork and binding are the work of...