Field Notes - United States of Letterpress
The Field Notes 48th Quarterly Limited Edition for the Fall of 2020 is the “United States of Letterpress,” which features the work of nine independent letterpress shops from across America. This series demonstrates a wide array of craftsmanship, ingenuity, and love for the age-old and tactile process of letterpress printing. Choose from 3 different packs featuring different designs, or collect them all.
Each book features a flyleaf designed by Skylab Letterpress in Kansas City, including a reproduction of a border from the Bay Psalms Book (1640), thought to be the very first book printed in the American colonies. Books contain 48 pages of Finch Paper Opaque Smooth 60#T “Bright White,” with a fine, 1-color application of “Double Knee Duck Canvas Light Brown” soy-based Toyo ink. See below for details on each pack.
PACK B: Includes one of two cover designs by Springtide Press of Tacoma of Washington, One of two by Brad Vetter of Louisville, Kentucky. One of two by Ben Blount of Evanston, Illinois.
PACK C: Includes one of two cover designs by Rick Griffith of Denver, Colorado. One of two by Erin Beckloff of Springboro, Ohio. One cover by Starshaped Press of Chicago, Illinois.