MC Hyland of DoubleCross Press is this week’s Instagrammer-in-Residence. Check out the process photos from the books they are working on!
Hi all! MC here, from DoubleCross Press. We make books of poetry and essays on hand-bookmaking–sometimes in sort of insanely labor-intensive ways. Right now, we’re finishing up our last couple of 2015 titles: Matthew Johnstone’s Note on Tundra and Tim Earley’s The Center is Barbaric The Periphery is Without Lights. We’re hand-typesetting and letterpress printing both books at @centerforbookarts & wanted to share some process photos. Today, we’ve got Jeff Peterson’s design process for Note on Tundra’s cover: playing around with linoleum & sticker paper.
There’s only enough type to set and print about 2 pages at a time of Tim Earley’s The Center is Barbaric the Periphery is Without Lights. We put away 2 full pages of type last week and now we’re setting the next ones. This is part of the poem “An Honest and Sensitive Appreciation of Each Viable Narrative.” (Starring one of my favorite Earleyisms: “teleoscope”)
First attempt at a title page layout: we’re short an “R”! I’ll probably print this page in 2 parts, so I can recycle one of the Rs in “BARBARIC.”
Studio fashion: this magical apron showed up at @centerforbookarts about a year ago, and is my favorite studio apron of all time. SHADY LAMP, who are you?
Before & after: the linoleum & sticker paper from earlier this week have become this spooky, clouded tundra-moon (tundra-planet?) on the cover of Matthew Johnstone’s “Note on Tundra”
Saturday night at the press. ???
And TA-DA! Jeff nailed the final run on @hemouthsmewrong ‘s “Note on Tundra” cover. Can’t wait to get this book out in the world!
Gregg Murray is an Associate Professor of English at Georgia State University and the editor for Muse/A Journal. Having received his Ph.D. in English from University of Minnesota, Gregg has published scholarship and reviews in various magazines and journals. He is also a poet and the author of “Ceviche.”
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