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Fortune Cookies

COMING SOON

Coming Soon

Fortune Cookies is a work in progress, scheduled for completion in late 2020. It is a collection of seven short stories by the author, Lynn Sloan. The book is 12” high and 5” wide and 0.75”  deep.  Each story is illustrated with an embossed print and a relief print. It is printed on a Vandercook IV letterpress and is hand set in Plantin light and Plantin Semi Bold. It will be bound up using sewn on boards with a bamboo engraved cover.

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Professional Development

2016

2016

Professional Development, is a 2-color, 32-page, flat back bound book (book boards and book cloth) with an inset title. The text is printed in handset Plantin and Univers. It required  approximately 18,000 handset, typographic characters, and 1,200 hand-pulled prints on a Vandercook IV letterpess to produce this 30-copy limited edition. Its short story takes place at a proper academic conference in the relaxed milieu of New Orleans where the main character is followed by an entourage of 60 marching band members (illustrated) that seem to follow her wherever she goes. This hand bound, illustrated short story by Megan Stielstra  and printed at Lark Sparrow Press.

Info Sheet, Prospectus

WELLS & SONNE

2013

2013

WELLS & SONNE: Selected Short Stories of Chelsea Laine Wells and Lex Sonne, is a hand set, letterpress printed, illustrated, 72-page collection of six short stories, hand bound on sewn boards with end sheets by Rhiannon Alpers. The story,  The Heart of God by Chelsea Laine Wells was a Pushcart nominee. The book required  approximately 143,000 handset Cheltenham and Univers typographic characters and 5,300 hand-pulled prints to produce a 60-copy limited edition. The standard edition, copies #1-50, are printed with one color illustrations on Gutenberg #130. The deluxe  version, #51-60, has hand tinted illustrations, goat skin spines, a slip case and a bronze inset engraved title plate.

Info Sheet, Prospectus

The Republic of Texas Stamp Album

2008

2008

The Republic of Texas Stamp Album, not shown on the website, measures 15” high, 12” wide, 0.5” deep, and comes complete with a faux lizard-skin slip case. It is a digitally produced abecedarium. It contains 26 full page sheets of perforated stamps. A smaller version, The Republic of Texas Mini Stamp Album (featured in the images above), has single stamps instead of full sheets and the same text, but only measures 6” high, 5” wide, 0.375” deep without a slip case. 

Info Sheet

Prospectus

A Field Guide to Urban Fowl

2007

2007

A Field Guide to Urban Fowl, an abecedarium, is a 64-pp, 3-color, illustrated, letterpress printed book, with digitally set Minion and Myriad typography. The book has 26 2-color illustrations, arranged alphabetically. The book is hand bound  with a flat back binding using book cloth and book boards. The cover has an inset title. All materials are archival and each book is signed and numbered in an edition of #1-100. 

Info Sheet, Prospectus

The Billy Chronicles

2006

2006

D.B and the Double Five, Lizard and Julio Go Nel-O, and The Colonel’s Chicanery comprise the Texas trilogy, The Billy Chronicles Parts I, II, and III. Each book weighs about 3 pounds and measures 11.125” high, 9.75” wide and 2.5” thick. All materials are archival and each book is signed and numbered in an edition of #1-15. They are bound up in a custom made case of bass wood covered with book cloth and felt. The 20-page concertina style book containing 8, 2-color illustrations was printed on a Vandercook IV letterpress using handmade cotton and abaca text paper and printed with handset Clarendon and Clarendon Craw typography. Each book has a printed text of the entire  and a recording of the book’s text  accompanied by the guitar stylings of  the “Reverend Floyd.”  Built into each case is a set of tournament quality dominos. Taken together they chronicle Texas acts of transgression, retribution, reconciliation, and dominoes.   

Info Sheets: Part I, Part II, Part III

Prospectus

Totally Legal Abecedarium

2005

2005

 The Totally Legal Abe©edarium is a digitally printed, hand-bound, flat back book on book board in cover cloth and with an inset title. It’s the story of a patent gone wild. The book is alphabetically illustrated with diagrams from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. 

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Summary

I Am Already

2004

2004

I Am Already is a three couplet  poem printed syllabically in burnt sepia, cept by cept,  over 24 pages.
The standard version, copies #1- #60, is printed on 80# Classic Crest Peppercorn Text with Fabriano Tiziano end sheets. The Deluxe version,  copies #61-100, is printed on handmade flax, cotton and abaca paper made by Rhiannon Alpers.  Both books use Ludlow Linecaster’s Eusebius typography, are letterpress printed and have a flat back hand bound binding using  book board and book cloth, with an inset title. All materials are archival and each book is signed and numbered in an edition of #1-100.

Info Sheet

Florence, The Sacred and the Profane

2004

2004

Florence, the Sacred and the Profane is a livres d’artistes, editioned impression of Florence, Italy. It is a collaboration  with Columbia College Chicago advanced class in printmaking and letterpress titled  “The Printmakers Eye and Book Maker’s Hand.” It was conducted  during a 2004 summer class at Santa Reparata International School of Art. The work consists of 12 intaglio prints accompanied by brief letterpress printed texts by the artists in handset Bodonni. It is bound up in loose portfolio pages held together in a dropped spine case, lined with hand made Florentine papers.  The book was editioned to 15 copies.

Coda

2002

2006

Coda, is a livres d’artistes, editioned impression of Florence, Italy. It is a collaboration  with Columbia College Chicago advanced class in printmaking and letterpress titled  “The Printmakers Eye and the Bookmaker’s Hand.” It was conducted  during a 2002 summer class at Santa Reparata International School of Art. The work consists of 14 intaglio prints accompanied by brief letterpress printed texts by the artists in handset Bodonni book. It is up in loose portfolio pages held together in a dropped spine case, lined with hand made Florentine papers.  The book was editioned to 18 copies.  2006 summer class at Santa Reparata International School of Art, “The Printmakers Eye and the Bookmaker’s Hand.”  The work consists of 18 intaglio prints accompanied by brief letterpress printed texts in handset Bodoni book by the artists,  loose bound portfolio held together in a dropped spine case, lined with hand made Florentine papers.  The book was editioned to 15 copies. 

Info Sheet

Box of Books

Reliquary of Love

2000

2000

Reliquary of Love Reliquary of Love is a sacred repository for individual personal ads with the subject of love or something close to it. The reliquary includes actual text from a personal ad as well as mementos of a first date. Note all materials especially the inset brass title are archival and destined for eternity as is/was their love. 

Close up of Personal Ads featured in this title

Info Sheet

The Levee

1999

1999

The Levee is a coming of age short story by “Colossal” writer, Christopher Jobson. It’s tale about a young Texas boy, his brother, the piney woods of East Texas and a flash flood that makes for a nail biting read. Digitally printed and hand bound.

Info Sheet

History of the 19th Century Church
and Late Heresies

1999

1999

The History of the late 19th Century Church and Late Heresies is a satiric treatise that shows organized religion how unlikely spiritual tenets create boundaries between the faithful.

Info Sheet

BROADSIDES

Wherever there is a person... Broadside

2020

2020

Wherever there is a person. . . is a 2-color letterpress printed, signed Broadside and editioned to 75 copies. 

Ryan Arcellana, co-creator

Whoever saves a life... Broadside

2019

2019

Whoever saves a life. . . is a 2-color letterpress printed, signed Broadside and editioned to 75 copies. 

Ryan Arcellana, co-creator

To work is to pray... Broadside

2019

2019

To work is to prayis a 2-color letterpress printed, signed broadside and editioned to 75 copies. 

Ryan Arcellana, co-creator

Fake Governance Broadside

2018

2018

Fake Governance  is a 2-color letterpress printed, signed, broadside editioned to 75 copies. 

Info Sheet

Lament Broadside

2017

2017

Lament is a 2-color letterpress printed, signed poster and editioned to 75 copies. 

Info Sheet

STAMPS

Advertising

Republic of Texas

Individuals

Resistance

Fries Stamps

Republic of Texas

2018

Individual Stamps

Christopher

Martinique

Swanson

Nickolas

Dimitri

Resistance

2018

4  Potus Stamps  are 2-color letterpress printed, perforated sheets of Resistance Postage Stamps.

Resistance Stamps

2018

4  Potus Stamps  are a 2-color letterpress printed, perforated sheets of Resistance Postage Stamps. 

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Fake Governance Info Sheet

Black Lives Matter Info Sheet

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