evolution of a poster; learning to talk back

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

I thought it was the other way!

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


back talk


or was it time

June 2, 2011 § Leave a comment

to quoin a phrase

behold the terminal t

printing tea

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?



February 25, 2011 § Leave a comment


there’s always another way to look at it

another way to look at it

a circle of sorts

November 12, 2010 § Leave a comment

a circle of sorts

UPPER & lower case

October 12, 2010 § Leave a comment


October 7, 2010 § 1 Comment

out of sorts
not off or on
here or there
not anywhere
is the problem
as if I were
out of just
that letter
needed to
finish a thought
which I’m not
just out of
sorts as if
it were a p, q or

but it’s just weather

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