Commandé il y a plusieurs mois, la lettre n'est arrivée qu'aujourd'hui. J'ai posé quelques questions à Nicholas Gottlund au sujet de la réalisation de ce fanzine noir et blanc, imprimé sur une vieille presse manuelle.
"The printing process is different for each of our books, but I have two older letterpresses which I used to print Peter's book.
For it I printed from engraved metal plates, which have the image etched on them. I printed it with a strong oil based black ink for a rich black tone.
The printing process is very difficult and the paper texture will affect the image quality. It was a balance to find the right amount of detail and ink.
Each page was inked and printed by hand. Then folded and sewn."
Gottlund Verlag est une maison d'édition fondée par Nicholas en 2007.
We are a small publishing house located just outside of Kutztown, Pennsylvania. We produce artist books and limited edition multiples. Founded by Nicholas Gottlund in late 2007 as a small studio dedicated to books and bound printed matter. We maintain a program of publishing books collaboratively with artists. Working primarily with emerging and mid-career artists our books follow in a lineage while being innovative and forward thinking. We strive to have our books communicate with utmost clarity the vision of their source.
Located outside of Kutztown P.A., the book house was built as an addition to a 19th Century P.A. German bank barn. Situated in a small wooded valley it offers a rare location bordered by a meadow, small creek and bamboo grove.
We work with a variety of domestic printers for flexiblity of process while retaining a modest pressroom of letterpresses. We also have a large workspace and bindery dedicated to producing objects for limited edition volumes such as book boxes and slip cases. Our office and archive are located above the pressroom in a loft-like space for storage of books and prints.
Nicholas m'a aussi envoyé un autre fanzine réalisé avec Peter Sutherland et son frère Andrew, Amateur Hour:
On a les mains bien noires après avoir manipulé cet énorme zine en papier journal...
J'ai donc un peu sali mon exemplaire de Tomoko n°1 ...
Très joli fanzine de dessin édité par Tomoko Editions, qui rassemble les contributions inédites de six dessinateurs sur plus de 50 pages.
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