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Lily Lou

Holly Anderson, 1986. Edition: 200. 12 x 6 x 3/8. Types: Optima, Folio Bold Condensed, Folio Extrabold, Deepdene Italic, Weiss Roman. Spring green, slate green, metallic green, & metallic red on Rosaspina. Amora endpapers. Cover: blindstamped Rives de Lin & Roma. Dust jacket: metallic green & red purgacolor silhouette, spring green title, yellow ochre sandprint background on Phoenix Imperial paper.

Dress Eclectique

Isabelle Dervaux, 1986. Edition: 150. 9 x 6 folds out to 9 x 18. Pocketbook cover 10 x 6 1/2. Type: Futura. Photoengravings & linoleum cuts. Indigo, light blue, pink, & yellow on ANW Drawing. In sewn pink plastic purse.

Colorful Tales

Peter Cherches, 1983. Edition: 85 hardbound, 95 paperback. 9 x 7-1/4 x 5/16. Type: Weiss, 6 pt rule. Red, yellow, green, blue, & black on white Lana Laid (hardbound edition), Monadnock Text (paperback). Cover: red & blue on yellow Tumba.

Unfamiliar Tales

Peter Cherches, 1982. Edition: 30 hardbound, 100 paperback. 6-1/4 x 6-1/4 x 3/8. Type: Weiss. Pink & blue on yellow Hahnemühle Ingres; pink Strathmore charcoal endpapers, red Fabriano Ingres Heavyweight covers.

High Anxiety/Team Evil

Bill Fick, 2004 InstaBook #1 Edition: 200. 7 x 4-3/4” unfolds to 14 x 19. paper: Bodleian

Linoleum cuts metal typefaces: Gillies Gothic, Kaufman Bold, Balloon, Craw Clarendon, Globe Gothic, Signal, Egyptian Wide, Tower, Folio Bold Condensed, Dom Casual, City Compact Bold, Brush, Wedge Gothic, Corvinus.

6x6x6

Richard Tipping, 1999 Edition: 216. 6x6x 3/8” accordion opens to 36” Paper: 100% rag black Museum Board, endsheets: Unryu Silver ink + varnish “blind” impression typefaces: Onyx, Futura, Brush, Kaufman Bold, Rhumba, Alternate Gothic #1, wood: gothic fullface, unidentified wood type

2003 Datebook

Edition: 49 5-7/8 x 6” Paper: Hahnemühle Ingres Cover: Pirelli rubber tiles, red Purgatype: designed and fabricated by Dikko Faust from 6 point metal rule typeface: Kaufman Bold handsewn, 2-color, coptic binding Esther K Smith Random House Books—imprint Potter Craft

How to Make Books

Purgatory Pie Press, 2007. 10 x 7-1/2”, hardback, matte foil stamped raw boards, wibalin spine. Designed by Purgatory Pie Press and hand-set type for cover, end papers, title page, dedication, chapter openers. Featuring photos of Purgatory Pie Press limited edition books.

Cover typefaces: wood type: Modified Gothic and Gothic ornamented, Gothic full face, metal typefaces: Signal, Alternate Gothic #2. Egyptian Wide, Gillies Gothic, Spire, assorted wood and metal types. Interior—metal type: Kaufman Bold, Wood Gothic Condensed Fullface; assorted metal and wood type.

Magic Books & Paper Toys 2008

7 1/2” square, paper back—book flips over to open from both sides—2 fronts, no back—

Features photographs of Purgatory Pie Press limited edtions. Purgatory Pie Press designed the 2 covers, 2 title pages, endpapers, and chapter openers. Wood types: Modified Gothic, French Clarendon, Gothic Lightface, Gothic Fullface, Antique Outlined Extended, unidentified. Metal typefaces: Egyptian Wide, Onyx, Gothic XX Condensed, Grayda, Stradavarius, Bernhard Fashion, Bernhard Gothic, Ultra Bodoni. Type combined with found vintage copper advertizing cuts—page number/title flip book.

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Richard GoodmanRichard Goodman is the author of The Soul of Creative Writing and French Dirt: The Story of a Garden in the South of France. A founding member of the New York Writers Workshop, Goodman teaches creative nonfiction at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky. He’s written for the New York Times, the Harvard Review, Commonweal, Saveur, the Michigan Quarterly Review and many other publications. His essay, “In Search of the Exact Word,” was included in the Oxford American Writer’s Thesaurus. He lives in New York City. Read more at www.richardgoodman.org