Pattern papers have long been a favored way of covering the boards of the case-bound private press book. Sources of papers are relatively few these days, and the FPBA has produced a series of new designs which, in particular, are being used for the de luxe copies of Parenthesis.
Pattern papers have been sold out.
The sheets are 475mm by 635mm (18.7 inches by 25 inches) and long grain. The patterns have been printed by offset litho in black onto a colored laid paper of a weight suitable for covering boards.
These designs are all by Edwin Smith. Only the yellow paper is now available.
The two upper designs are by Lynn Hatzius. The two lower designs are no longer available.