SNEAB! Gesundheit!


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We love going into used bookstores across New England and encountering these directories of antiquarian booksellers. Is it because we’ve been designing them for SNEAB (Southern New England Antiquarian Booksellers) since 2012? Maybe. But it’s also nice to see a spot calm white in all the clutter. And a little Minion and Gill Sans never hurt anybody either.

The Prodigal (Issue No. 2) Returns


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Back from the printer is the second issue of Progigal, a new literary journal which we designed. The cover definitely had some help, though, from this painting by Maja Ruznic. Get your own copy here. (See the first cover we designed for them here.)

Here’s to You, Mrs Albers


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We were thrilled to work with Anni Albers (twenty-two years after her death) on this new cover for Gerald Murnane’s A Million Windows published by David R. Godine. And special thanks are due to the Harvard Art Museums for letting Cantabrigians like me into the museum for free—as that’s where I came across this drawing by Mrs Albers.

You Demanded and We Complied


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All the stamps of Friedrich Wilhelm Kleukens are on our site. See for yourself.

Talking Heads


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Last night we sat on a Bookbuilders of Boston panel about publishing freelancers and our portrait was made by a local—perhaps to remind us how much hair we’ve lost. Read a recap of the even here.

Knick Knack Paddywhack


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We’ve designed The Knack of Doing, the new Black Sparrow by Jeremy M. Davies (not Jeremy Davies) in Minion Pro and Gill Sans. Now give us dogs some bones. See some spreads here and then get your own copy here.

I’ll be cyan ya!


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We know red is the printer’s second color, but sometimes plain-old cyan really does the job—like here for the Bibliographical Society of America. This little announcement set in Custodia Pro and Perpetua (the BSA’s logotype face) was a pleasant distraction from the big books one which we’ve been working—and an honor to work on.

Wiseblood in Green


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We’ve now designed a handful of books in the Wiseblood Essays in Contemporary Culture series. Same typography for each (Haarlemmer and Open Kapitalen) but a different color each time. See blue here.

The Annual Meeting


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Since 2013 we’ve designed the Annual Meeting program for the American Printing History Association—each time with a stamp related to historical printing. This one might be our last because we’re running out of good stamps to use.

Pieces of Eight for Trinity


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Pieces of Eight is the third catalogue we’ve designed for the American Studies 835/435: Museum & Library Exhibitions students at Trinity College. For the past three years they’ve put on an exhibit at the Watkinson Library, and for the past three years we’ve designed a catalogue for them with Kepler and Benton Sans types. See some spreads from the first catalogue we designed for them here.

Godine.com


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Every time we design a web site we swear it will be our last—but the chance to design one for David R. Godine, Publisher was too good to pass up. It’s still very much in process (the mobile version, for example, is forthcoming), but it’s live and taking orders, and much better (we hope) than the site they’ve had for the last ten yearsSee the new Godine site here.