Tuesday, October 17, 2006

A Roycroft Motto Book

A recent WNYBAC and Roycroft sponsored workshop at the Roycroft Campus in East Aurora, NY focuses on hand set type and a modified oriental binding. The end result was a limited edition book. The five participants each selected a motto attributed to Roycroft founder Elbert Hubbard and then selected from type and ornaments in the type cases at the Roycroft Shop. The book designed by Richard Kegler features an inset title label and a sewn edge with insert colored leather squares reminiscent of the Dard Hunter designs of the early 1900s. There was also a hand set title page and colophon page signed by each of the 5 participants. All pages were printed on 100# Mohawk Superfine paper. A few of the signed edition of 30 copies will be available to WNYBAC members in the near future