Waking the Dead

Writer David Blistein and I have known each other longer than we can remember. Really! Turns out we grew up around the corner from each other in Providence, RI. But we didn’t actually meet until we both found ourselves living in Brattleboro, Vermont during the 1990s. So it was a personal as well as professional …

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Most people ask me “What do you do? What IS book design really?”

one, are the days of letterpress; however, I see a resurgence, as evidenced by the recent anniversary of the publishing house, Godine, and the celebratory show marking the occasion at the Grolier Club in NY. It is the book/publications designer’s challenge to draw from the vast machinery and computer hardware a product of precision and …