the word made flesh


on fashioning text into objects

The pixel archive: consummated press

Collage of images from consummated press books

Another retired project of mine is consummated press, an imprint under which I published a few small artist’s books between 2001 and 2006. I’ve just finished making a page about it here, and tidying up related photos on Flickr.

I still have a few copies of the fifth book, blink, left: get in touch if you’d like to own one.


Filed under: artist's books,

Retired zines and consolidated blogs

Yesterday, I made a new page on this blog for woven zine, a tiny literary anthology I used to edit. After six issues and many years, I decided recently to stop talking about how I might make another issue one day, and put the project to rest. I still have a few copies of the last three issues left – if you’d like one, write me a letter: Moira/ P O Box 7754/ Wellesley Street/ Auckland/ New Zealand.

I’ve deleted the old woven zine blog as well – I want this place to be the main archive and record of my publishing projects, including my old zines, so I figured it made sense to merge the two. Over the next few weeks, I’m planning to add information about my other old zine, book and print-related projects, and maybe some details about what I’m working on currently.

Filed under: zines

Bound Pennies

DSCN2684-, originally uploaded by thekateblack.

All The Pennies In My Pocket by Kate Black: “13 pennies from my right front pocket on January 13th, 2009. Arranged in chronological order.”

Filed under: bookbinding, ,

cutout words

Baudelaire, originally uploaded by hinaaoyama1.

Hina Aoyama is a Japanese paper artist living in France. The picture above is a piece of Baudelaire’s writing, hand-cut with scissors. Amazing.

See more of her work on Flickr: more Baudelaire, close-up, Voltaire, butterflies and words.

Filed under: paper art, ,

comic sans walks into a bar and the barman says, we don’t serve your type

letterpress furniture, originally uploaded by moirabot.

from my old website, here are some letterpress-related links i have found useful & interesting:

introduction to letterpress printing in the 21st century is just that, and has a whole lot of useful introductory information and links.

the LETPRESS list has been around for years, & you can search its archives or read through its f.a.q..

briar press has an online museum of printing presses, a for sale & wanted classifieds section, a glossary of printing terms, a resource directory and more.

flywheel and cylinder has pdf manuals and parts lists for a whole lot of old letterpress models.

letterpress printing in the 1960s has historical information about printing and presses.

a short film about firefly press and letterpress printing

old movies about printing on

moving stories with pictures.

a page about vandercook proof presses.

a page about the liberty platen press.

a gorgeous restored c&p 8×12.

a page about handpress printing.

letterpress alive in the UK.

in gutenberg we trust

make ready

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