22 August 2009

Woolf's-head Publishing

This book was produced to coincide with the exhibition of Hogarth Press publications which ran from February to April 2009 at the library of the University of Alberta, Canada. It's not only a wonderful collection of cover designs, book jackets, and illustrations - but a beautiful example of book production in its own right. It's typeset in Caslon Old Face, which Leonard and Virginia Woolf used when they first set up the Hogarth Press on a table in their dining room in 1917. The book's dust jacket is printed on thick, richly textured paper with some of the exuberantly patterned papers originally used by the Press. It also features both of the woolf's-head logos used by the Press, designed by Vanessa Bell and E. McKnight Kauffer. Even the interior pages of the book are coloured, using tints and washes which are a tonal echo of the original designs... Read more >>

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