Mike Koppa, “Typesetting on a Winter’s Afternoon”

Mike Koppa
Viroqua, Wisconsin

Typesetting on a Winter’s Afternoon
6.49 x 4.52″

Artist Statement

Typesetting on a Winter’s Afternoon
by Raymond S. (“Stan”) Nelson, Jr.

Stan’s manuscript, previously published in Parenthesis No. 3 (May 1999), cleverly includes many terms of the trade, and is presented
here on translucent pages of tightly registered cascading text blocks. True to the story, the pages of the book (type and illustrations) were hand-set (and printed, and bound) through three successive winters of afternoons. The non-adhesive binding and one-of-a-kind covers feature folios from the 1923 Specimen Book and Catalog of The American Type Founders Company. 26 copies, signed by the author and the printer.

Prospectus  supplied by the artist.