I just came across a fascinating article which came courtesy of The Guardian newspaper. It reports on the discovery of a marvelous book which may open a world of new information for book lovers and historians alike. How exciting it would be to hold this book in hand, even though it’s contents would be locked […]
The other day while doing research on a project, I came across a website operated by Steve Varvaro, a now retired but long-time paper salesman in New York. His website includes a link to a 1990s video created by Neenah Paper Company titled “Still Life: A Celebration of 100 Years of Paper Making.” You […]
Several months ago I published a pamphlet titled St. Gutenberg Pray For Us which warned of the dangers inherent in electronic communication. The other day I came across a column by Paul Rosenberg which voices many of the concerns I have. Perhaps it will give you something to think about, as it has done for me. […]
Obituary of the printed book premature Now comes yet another story, this time in the New York Times about the impressive rebound of the printed book. With e-book sales soaring just four years ago, the prognosticators of doom declared printed books a vanishing breed. Indeed, at the time with book stores closing and printed book sales […]
Genuine book books are here to stay My son just sent me a link to an article by Scott Hoffman. I think you may enjoy it. Two of his observations particularly struck home to me. First, the physical book is efficient and second it is intimate. He puts it this way: “Simply put, there is […]
I thought some of you might be interested in seeing a video of one of my Kluge presses — the workhorse of my press room — in action. These American-made presses are marvels to watch in action; a genuine symphony of gears and cams and arms and rollers, all choreographed to the pumping and blowing vacuum pump. […]
This evening I have been enjoying Domtar’s paper videos. Keep finding new ones. Here’s another. Hope you like it. Once you have enjoyed the video, take a look at the paper broadside I created just for people who love paper as much as I do. Until later . . .
Oh, what the heck. These are funny, but with a message. Paper dead? Ya, wrong! If you enjoy the videos, check out the paper broadside that honors the role paper has played throughout human history. http://www.letterpressbookpublishing.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=156&action=edit Until later . . .
A little bit ago I noted a rather humorous video about paper. Here’s another worth watching. Then when finished, you might want to check out this link to a beautiful broadside about paper. Until later . . .
As I get ready to launch my new web site, I have been thinking about the book printing I do and wonder why people would want letterpress-printed books when they can have e-books. I’m told e-books are easy to download (I can’t vouch for that as I have never published nor read one), many of them can […]