Reed Contemporary Books | artists' and fine press limited edition books and bindings
E.R. Weiss: The Typography of an Artist by Gerald Cinamon, 2012
350 x 240mm, 178 pages, edition of 250, printed on acid free Magnani paper with various archival papers for tip-ins and samples. Handbound in the workshop of Stephen Conway with a slipcase. The front board with a motif drawn by E.R. Weiss.
Emil Rudolf Weiss (1875–1942) was a painter, poet, illustrator, wood-engraver, graphic designer and calligrapher. He designed wallpapers, fabrics, furniture, stained-glass, company logos, ceramics and he painted murals. He designed books and magazines, ornaments to be cast in type metal and designed at least three major type faces and three sets of Weiss Initials.
The book includes the text of a talk Weiss gave in 1925 on ‘Artists & Book Artists, Past, Present and Future’ translated and published for the first time together with an essay he wrote in 1911 on ‘The Book as an Object’.
£330 (plus P&P and insurance)
A Line, 2009
Cut in Wood and Linoleum by Suyeon Kim
255 x 180mm, 16 prints almost 17 feet long, printed on Velin Cuve BFK Rives paper, internally sized, 180gsm, acid-free and buffered with calcium carbonate. Accordion folded in a hard cover and slip-case, using blue book cloth and hand made Korean paper, captured rather than glued. Edition of 150. Signed by Suyeon Kim and numbered.
This is a story without words of a blind fisherman, his dog and the bond between them. It is a story about lifelines and friendship. Its production is also a story, of bonds across the borders between England, Scotland and Korea and a shared passion for printmaking. It includes hand colouring too.
£126 (plus P&P and insurance)
Incline Press, Oldham, England