Broadsides

BCC Centennial broadside

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Havilah Press, 2011.

On July 25, 2011 The Book Club of California hosted a Pre-Centennial Poster Printing Party. Club members and their guests were invited to print their own Centennial Broadsides on the Club’s Columbian hand-press.

21” x 15”. Printed on the occasion of the Club’s 100th birthday by Fred Voltmer, Barbara Voltmer, and Li Jiang of Havilah Press, on a Columbian hand-press using antique wooden type. Paper: Zerkall Book. Edition of 110 copies. Available for a tax-deductible donation of $50.

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Bloomsbury broadside

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11 x 6″. Printed and designed by James D. Lee in Berkeley, California in 2000, for The Book Club’s exhibition, The Birth of Bloomsbury, 1910, curated by Peter Stansky.

Illustration: Vanessa Bell ‘Figure’ Illustration for Virginia Woolf’s short story ‘An Unwritten Novel’ in Monday and Tuesday (London, 1921). This can also be seen as a representation of Mrs. Brown in her Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown.

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Felicia Rice – Commerative broadside

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Felicia Rice, 2011.

This particular piece combines my interest in printmaking as well as in different periods of letterpress design work. The image looks and feels like a letterpress illustration from a children’s book of my childhood. The conservative symmetry of the type handling, the choice of Garamond types, reflect much of 20th century design, limited as it was by the letterpress technology of the day. The content of the broadside is drawn from a 19th century illustrated travel book on California dating from 1855…

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Price: $75.00