“Hung out to dry”

Incline Press has recently published another celebration of the broadsheet and other ephemera:

Hung out to Dry
A typographic extravaganza
83 pages, 14 x 10 inches, the book has a cloth spine and marbled paper over boards, and is housed in a cloth-covered slipcase.

Single-sheet printing feeds the creative energy at Incline Press like nothing else. While we take much serious pleasure in seeing a book through from its manuscript beginnings to its completion in the bindery, printing ephemera sets us free to play.

Hung Out to Dry is a scrapbook of the last seven years of printers’ play. Sixty-seven examples of such ephemera include broadsheets, slip songs, handbills, keepsakes, bookmarks, bookplates, and small posters displaying more than 60 typefaces from Arrighi to Weiss. A wide variety of rare borders, stock blocks, wood engravings and linocuts decorate them. Texts include classic poetry, bookish extracts and amusing quotations.

A descriptive text, set in 12 point Garamond, puts each piece into context, describing the type and ornaments used and the occasion for which it was printed.

The Special edition has sold out, but copies of the standard edition are still available, bound by Chris Hicks with a cloth spine and marbled paper boards . The prospectus advertises this book without a slipcase, but once it was bound we realised that it needed casing, and have set the price accordingly at £175 post paid.

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