Laurentian: A Typographer's Account

Original printed wraps. 72 pp. Octavo.

Gaspereau Press publisher Andrew Steeves talks about Rod McDonald's Laurentian typeface, comparing it to Ehrhardt and Stempel Garamond, and interviews the typographer at his home in Lake Echo, Nova Scotia.

Novelist Derek McCormack introduces the wacky world of Ian Phillips and Grant Heaps' Pas de chance, named after a character in Le Livre Blanc by Jean Cocteau, to which DA editor Don McLeod adds a Preliminary checklist of the micropress (1990—2005).

Windsor bookseller Dan Wells (Biblioasis) talks about Caryl Peters' Frog Hollow Press (Victoria, BC) whose editor, Shane Neilson, moonlights as a medical practitioner in Erin Village. Wells also contributes a Checklist of Frog Hollow (2001—2006).

The Rogue's Gallery features the husband and wife team of Jan and Crispin Elsted of the Barbarian Press in Mission, BC.

The Dingbat, Ornament and Fanciful Initial feature includes nine more initials and fourteen elaborate headpieces.

Printed offset on the Heidelberg KORD at the printing office of the Porcupine's Quill in the Village of Erin, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada.

Smyth sewn into 16-page signatures. With coloured endleaves, hand-tipped, front and back.

Keepsake laid in was printed letterpress in two colours onto book cloth by Don McLeod with technical support from Stan Bevington at the Coach House Press on bpnichol lane, Toronto, Ontario. The image is after a design by Ian Phillips for a book called Western Suit by Derek McCormack.

The cover was printed offset by Tim Inkster at the Porcupine's Quill and features a poster designed by Ian Phillips for the Toronto Small Press Book Fair.


The Devil’s Artisan would like to acknowledge the generous financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.

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In This Issue:

Laurentian: A Typographer’s Account, by Andrew Steeves.

An Interview with Rod McDonald, by Andrew Steeves.

What I Know About Women: Publishing with Pas de Chance, by Derek McCormack.

Caryl Peters and Frog Hollow Press, by Dan Wells.