October 14, 2011 § Leave a comment
Who can even sleep, first it’s too many inklings
jammed all in a whirl, (twice I needed to get up jot down some of the formlings leaving room for the new ones not waiting their turn). By the time I finally got to the shop I was in full roar tilt and after a brief show&tell we were on the job having whittled all the cleverness and excess away leaving just the plain old ohmygodaha of it.
As these things have a wont to go I set it upsidedown in a manner of rightside up speaking from what we thought was the originally agreed on idea but by then I’d thrown away all the scribblings and whothehell knew, besides of course it was as it lay pretty doggammed nifty if we so did say ourselves, well except for the backwards B which in our muddle of not sure which way was to be up we didn’t immediately see which in turn (ha) was some part of the consternation and confoundment in discerning the which way of up
it was the newguy who said the B is backwards, but we heard him without actually listening so it was a while before we sorted it (ha again!) out andthen it was simply a matter of which letters would hold the red which we tested (using a brayer) before we did the actual run, which of course was two, first the black and then the red
and last night for crying out loud I was awake with the oh hell typographic genius of it, and our small part of taking back the world we live in, or at least righting (or lefting as the case may be) it a bit
May 13, 2011 § Leave a comment
another page (2 up) printed and two more set, the next runs will be printing on the other side of pages already printed, the risk increases, make a mistake and it costs 4 pages, not to mention the type for the poems printed has already been distributed and for each page there is still another run–the photos a visual aid, another tool in the armamentum for placement of the–title and ornament which will be printed in vermillion, at least that is decided now,
waiting for the plate of the perfume bottle which should be here any minute
lots still up in the air–cover color, endpaper, flyleaf, cover art?