Brenda Gallagher – Typographic Terms

Artist Statement

This book is an abecedarian book of typographic terms that describe the shapes of letterforms. The glossary was compiled and designed by the binder, illustrations for each glossary term were created by the binder. Printed on an offset press in Lafayette, CO.

Materials & Technique

This is a full leather binding in blue goatskin, with laced in boards. Decorations include top edge painting with gauffering, debossed letterform designs with hand painted and varnished highlights. Hand sewn silk endbands and letterpress printed fly leaves and pastedowns. Custom clamshell box with letterpress printed papers.