Re: [PPLetterpress] What is Parenthesis!
- Hullo Old Stile Press from Piccolo Press in Scotland.
Like you, I read the LP stuff but have little time to reply!
I would like to offer an article to Parenthesis (on
engraving/diestamping) but from your message below It seems there may be
a new editor.
If you could let me have a contact, I would be grateful.
Many thanks and best wishes,
In message <20021213183245.98966635A3@...>, Frances &
Nicolas <oldstile@...> writes
>We read with fascination the exchanges at PPLetterpress but rarely join--
>in - largely because aspects of it are necessarily different in the UK,
>where suppliers etc are involved - and we read Gerald books with care and
>However, regarding 'Parenthesis' . . . the Fine Press Book Association
>grew out of the splendid weekend long Bookfests at Oak Knoll (New Castle,
>Delaware) where about half of the participants were from the UK and the
>rest from the US - this has now expanded and has European and other
>presses. Over meals there everyone discussed the need for a magazine to
>promote, review and generally discuss books being produced by such
>presses to the outside world who largely are unaware of what we are all
>doing and to communicate with collectors and potential collectors. To
>try and get an organisation off the ground there were two 'committees' -
>one in the UK and one in the US and it was hoped to have a magazine that
>was produced alternately in UK and USA. For all sorts of reasons -
>organisationally this was complex and no magazine appeared in the US
>until Parenthesis 5 which is edited by Crispin Elsted in Canada and the
>rest of the issues have emanated from the UK edited by Dennis Hall -
>though both have articles by contributors internationally. The next one
>should come out very shortly printed in Canada followed quite quickly by
>one from the UK. We very much hope that it will settle down into a more
>regular pattern thereafter but in terms of subscription we have tried to
>establish that a subscription would entitle you to two issues of
>Parenthesis however long they take to come out and that a reminder would
>come with the second - I know librarians will find that difficult and if
>there is anyone out there who can find a way round these sort of
>administrative problem do step forward.
>Do look at the FPBA website where you can see what sort of articles are
>in the different issues - together with subscription details for
>different parts of the world. It should also tell you of events where
>such books can be seen and handled and bought! Information of such events
>is welcomed on Gerald's site (as long as he doesn't close it down for
>lack of interest). We just need to get to more people about this
>splendid group - with a magazine of considerable quality - with more
>people involved whether printers, designers or customers. . .
>As an aside, Gerald, why is it that PPLetterpress comes in a readable
>format, but the FPBA site is always completely scrambled and only
>occasionally decipherable from the other instructions to the computer?
>(We have iMac but it seems not to read anything in Word)
>(originally secretary and treasurer of the fpba in UK but have passed
>over that role now - still keen to make the organisation work really
>The Old Stile Press
>Llandogo, Monmouth NP25 4TN UK
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