A record of the non-stamp collections we put together when we should be doing other things is now available for your small review here.
A Checklist of the 100-Cent Postage Stamps Designed by Jan van Krimpen:
It’s got war, oppression, rejection, and redemption, Jan van Krimpen, and a note on Rocky Stinehour. What more could one hope for? Update: This book is now out of print but available for reading here.
Towards a Reform of the Paper Currency particularly in point of its design by W.A. Dwiggins (with a new introduction by Bruce Kennett) is shipping today! Order one now and potentially use it as a conversation-starter during Thanksgiving dinner.
We could listen to Kat Ran author Niko Courtelis talk about stamps for hours. Now you can watch him talk about stamps for an hour and eight minutes. Or, just order a copy of his Philatelic Atrocities.
You love what he did with Juliana’s face, so see almost every single one of Sem Hartz’s stamps here.
Boston’s historic Suffolk Downs racetrack has closed down for good. See our book about the people who made it run.
We have the opening and closing quotes in a Boston Globe article about aprons, and our approach to aprons is akin to our approach to books: “We’re big proponents of less being more. Essentially we don’t want people to be afraid of them. If we make them too complicated or precious, they get in the way of them doing their job, which is essentially to keep people clean.” Now, why are we being asked about aprons? Selling linen is one of our hobbies.
Kat Ran Poet Julie Alvarez received the National Medal of Arts today. Congratulations, buddy! Celebrate with your own copy of Seven Trees.
The last page of the 1,040-page Typesetting Dash.
Here’s another one poster for Rare Book School.
Here’s one from Week Three at Rare Book School.