Queen Elizabeth & The Dancing Chancellor

DANCING CHANCELLOR_PAGE3-4.jpgWith Queen Elizabeth II on our minds these days (even over here in the U.S.), a newly published fine press book captures the moment. Alice Simpson, a California-based artist who makes sculpture and artist's books inspired by dance, has designed and illustrated Queen Elizabeth I & Sir Christopher Hatton, The Dancing Chancellor.

DANCING CHANCELLOR_Open-2.jpgThe twelve-page, accordion-style book is set in 17th Century Print typeface and illustrated with original pieces by Simpson as well as sixteenth-century historical prints. The edition of sixty was printed on a Vandercook on Rives BFK Tan mouldmade paper by Dee Cutrona and hand-bound in gold-stamped clamshell boxes in Asahi silk by Bruce Kavin. The "Bronze Diamond" pastepaper endpapers were done by Claire Maziarczyk.

A book fit for royalty with a whimsical spirit, for $350.