Another Day, Another Barrett (Part II)


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Just back from the printer is Ed Barrett’s The Sinatra n, the third Barrett we’ve designed and the thirty-sixth we’ve designed for Pressed Wafer. But who’s counting? See our other Barretts here and here. And get your copy of The Sinatra n here in just about any quantity you like.

Embracing the Center


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Sometimes it’s nice to do a little plain-old symmetric typography. You know: Just get back to basics. And this little Buddhist treatise for Shambhala seemed like a good excuse to do just that—with the help of Garamond Premier Pro. Get yourself re-centered here.

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.