Steamrolling Ahead

Been printing the preliminary pages for Aurora Teardrops - David Sylvian's introduction, and the short introductions Harold & Jane wrote for each other. That's a detail of "About Jane," above, showing the Cancelleresca Bastarda type used for the book.

Each copy of Aurora Teardrops will include double-page reproductions of Jane's batik paintings, printed on drafting vellum, nested between text pages. Being semi-transparent, these prints both interrupt and overlay Harold’s poems, creating an interaction between the two artists similar to their live musical performances of the Aurora Teardrops poems.

Here's a shot of the press in action last week. The sheet shown includes the page with the score for "It's Steeper Near The Roses."


Peter Braune and his New Leaf Editions gang were making big prints again over the Canada Day weekend, and they had a bigger press (i.e. steamroller) than last time. They also had more artists involved this year.