The Kat Ran Collections


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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.

We Heart Hartz


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You love what he did with Juliana’s face, so see almost every single one of Sem Hartz’s stamps here.

My Suffolk Downs


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Boston’s historic Suffolk Downs racetrack has closed down for good. See our book about the people who made it run.

Book Design and Aprons


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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

And Today at the White House….


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Kat Ran Poet Julie Alvarez received the National Medal of Arts today. Congratulations, buddy! Celebrate with your own copy of Seven Trees.

Back from the Printer: Test Drive Edition


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We were honored to be the very first to try out (in print) an unreleased family of types by David Jonathan Ross. See how the letters look when printed on paper when you order your own copy of Mass Transit here

The End


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The last page of the 1,040-page Typesetting Dash.

Summer of 1,000 RBS Posters (Or, A Study in How to Make OK Posters When Given Lo-Res Files)


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Here’s another one poster for Rare Book School.

Summer of 1,000 RBS Posters (Or, A Study in How to Make OK Posters When Given Lo-Res Files)


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Here’s one from Week Three at Rare Book School.