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Chad Pastotnik and James Dissette win the Carl Hertzog Award for Excellence in Book Design

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Heart of Darkness (Chester River Press)

I have just learned that Chad Pastonik has won the Carl Herzog Award for Excellence in Book Design for his work on Heart of Darkness (Chester River Press, 2008). Chad and the runners-up will receive national publicity and their works will be exhibited in the University Library of the University of Texas at El Paso for two months after the announcement of the award on February 6, 2010.

Chad will receive a $1,000 cash prize, a framed certificate, and a specially struck bronze medal designed by Hertzog’s long-time associate, the late Tom Lea.
By creating and sponsoring the Hertzog Award, the Friends of the University Library endeavor to underscore the importance of fine printing as an art, to encourage work by new and established artisans, and to biennially recognize outstanding accomplishments in the field. Previous winners of the award include Gerald Lange, Patrick Reagh, Mark Argetsinger, Enid Mark, Gaylord Schanilec and Robert Buchert.
Chester River Press’s Heart of Darkness will be reviewed in Parenthesis 19, due out in the fall of 2010.
Congratulations, Chad!
— Paul Razzell

I have just learned that Chad Pastotnik and James Dissette have won the Carl Hertzog Award for Excellence in Book Design for their work on Heart of Darkness (Chester River Press, 2008). Chad, James, and the runners-up will receive national publicity and their works will be exhibited in the University Library of the University of Texas at El Paso for two months after the announcement of the award on February 6, 2010.

Chad and James will share a $1,000 cash prize, a framed certificate, and a specially struck bronze medal designed by Hertzog’s long-time associate, the late Tom Lea.

By creating and sponsoring the Hertzog Award, the Friends of the University Library endeavor to underscore the importance of fine printing as an art, to encourage work by new and established artisans, and to biennially recognize outstanding accomplishments in the field. Previous winners of the award include Gerald Lange, Patrick Reagh, Mark Argetsinger, Enid Mark, Gaylord Schanilec and Robert Buchert.

Chester River Press’s Heart of Darkness will be reviewed in Parenthesis 19, due out in the fall of 2010.

Congratulations, Chad and James!

— Paul Razzell

Civil War Letters from Deep Wood Press

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

Paul Taylor and Deep Wood Press are pleased to announce:

“Give My Love to All Our Folks”: Civil War and Post-War Letters of Clinton DeWitt Staring and Charles Staring

EDITED BY PAUL TAYLOR

Limited to 100 exquisitely handbound copies
Fully annotated, illustrated, appendices, bibliography, 6 1/2 x 9 3/4″, 80 pgs.

Thirty-seven previously unseen and unpublished letters from two Union brothers writing to a third brother in Herkimer County, New York. DeWitt Staring served in the 26th NYSV and the 3rd New York Light Artillery. Charles served with the 121st NYSV.

74 signed and numbered trade copies, printed in two colors on Fox River Teton and bound in gray book cloth and blue Hahnemuhle Bugra paper, copper foil stamped title on spine and cover. $75 + $5 shipping

26 signed, lettered, and slipcased deluxe copies, printed in two colors on mouldmade Frankfort paper by Zerkall, bound in three-quarter leather gray Harmatan goat and blue Hahnemuhle Bugra paper, copper foil stamped title on spine and cover, slipcases covered in gray book cloth with copper foil stamped title. $125 + $5 shipping

Both editions are letterpress printed from lead type in the face Garamond.

All orders must be prepaid.
PayPal cash transfer, check, money order payable to:
Paul Taylor, PO Box 99343, Troy MI, 48099-0343
pandmtaylor@hotmail.com