In case you might have seen via social media, on Tuesday night we launched the press' silver anniversary broadside series, copies of which we can now offer to the public! (while supplies last, obviously); fourteen single-poem broadsides by a variety of above/ground press authors covering the quarter century of the press' ongoing production!
FOURTEEN FOR TWENTY FIVE
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The broadsides were typeset in Futura and Minion by Christine McNair who takes perverse pleasure in the irritation that typeface choice may produce. There are reasons. Not the least of which is that they’re hearty enough to stand up to the photocopying and she tired of weeping at disappearing serifs from prettier typefaces. She embraces the ubiquity. The two typefaces work together in a crooked way that she finds pleasing.
The broadsides were copied onto cardstock by Rytec Printing. The envelopes were individually stamped with gold foil using a Kwikprint.
Each broadside was produced in an edition of 150 copies. The broadsides were collected into 26 lettered sets for the authors and 114 numbered sets for general sale. The remaining 10 copies of each broadside were held for individual sale.
published in Ottawa by above/ground press
celebrating twenty-five years of above/ground press
note: this item IS NOT part of the above/ground press subscription
$20 / $10 for current above/ground press subscribers
To order, send cheques (add $3 for postage; in US, add $5; outside North America, add $8) to: rob mclennan, 2423 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa ON K1H 7M9. E-transfer or PayPal at at rob_mclennan (at) hotmail.com or the PayPay button at www.robmclennan.blogspot.com.
AND DON'T FORGET THE ABOVE/GROUND PRESS 25TH ANNIVERSARY T-SHIRTS, FINALLY AVAILABLE FOR ORDERING!
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