Tipo Cibo Vino (Legacy of Letters 2019)—Part 10: Letterpress Workshop Day 5
July 12, 2019 | Day 4 of the project
Friday was the last day of the letterpress project. It was chaotic and frantic, as it had been with Alan Kitching in 2015 and with Erik Spiekermann in 2017. As in the past, those who finished printing their page early pitched in to help those who were lagging behind. This spirit of cooperation is always one of the most pleasing aspects of Legacy of Letters workshops. The urgency of getting a project finished seems to bring out the best in people. We failed to get the menu book bound, but at least we succeeded in getting all of the pages, as well as the covers, printed and scored. Our plan is to have a “sewing bee” to assemble the book at Peter Kruty Editions in Brooklyn this fall.
The menu book was more ambitious than the previous two projects, neither of which involved sewn bindings. Part of the scale of the project can be gauged by the fact that the drying prints on Thursday and Friday covered not only the usual display cases in the machinery exhibition room but also the floor and any available flat surface, including on the printing presses themselves.
Emmy Yamaguchi | Primi Piatti
Jane Pirone | Dolci
Lucille Tenazas | Contorni e Insalata
Shaina Pruden | Aperitivi
Lucia McCreery | Secondi Piatti
Paul Shaw and Patricia Childers | Frontmatter and backmatter
Sayre Gaydos | Endpapers and binding