Tenugui Book Covers

Tenugui books

I also saw something cool while I was at Kinokuniya — these special edition of 15 books with tenugui pattern covers! Too cute!


Vintage Things…

So Randy’s family’s beach house we spent our entire July this year has lots of vintage things in the house. (I’ve blogged about some of them here and here before.) Here are some that have the cool vintage packaging — they’ve been sitting there since the 60’s or so, I love them :)

Yes, the water color set was $1.75 back then. I wonder how much this will cost now…

Letterpress of Pray

Bluemoon Letterpress in Japan is organizing an earthquake fundraiser letterpress exhibition called “Letterpress of Pray” at BOOKS KUBRICK gallery in Fukuoka this summer and Heartfish Press is more than proud and honored to be a part!

They are still looking for more letterpress work for the gallery, if you are interested, please visit their page and participate. Japan still needs our support!

Your letterpress work will be displayed and viewed by many Japanese people. It’s ok that if you made it before. It’s better that the letterpress has message for Japan. If you could also include few extra, people can purchase them and 100% of the proceeds from this exhibition will go directly to earthquake child support group in Iwate prefecture (Concerning the establishment of a fund for the financial aid of the earthquake and tsunami orphans.).

Beautiful book jacket cover by Bluemoon Letterpress:

I never actually seen Japanese metal types in action — interesting!

and if you are in Japan, please look forward to the exhibition this summer.

Found Type: St. Mark’s Bookshop

I was at the St. Mark’s Bookshop the other day and found few types/type treatments I wanted to share.

This poster on the wall caught my eye. The End of Print. Love the type treatment. Looks like wood types…

There are a lot of hand-printed books in the shop, it’s awesome to look around. This book cover is 3-color letterpress printed.

and this book cover was really well letterpressed. (sorry for my iPhone quality photos..) Makes me want to work on a book cover…!

Happy Friday! :)