Thursday, October 16, 2008

New Releases (& a couple older ones) From Small Fires Press

Five New Releases/Five New Reasons to LUV Letterpress Fancy-Ness.

Small Fires Press

The Wheat Wars by Erasmus Gould, edited by Alex Chambers:

The Wheat Wars is written by Erasmus Gould, municipal spy and national man of mystery, and edited by Alex Chambers. Illustration by Cherie Weaver. Essay explaining how corn came to dominate wheat in the contemporary zeitgeist. Letterpressed, with handmade cotton covers. Edition of 55. $15.00

Biographies: Sources indicate that Erasmus Gould retired not so long ago from a career as an agricultural snoop, municipal spy and national man of mystery. Throughout his career as a defender of whole wheat, it seems he maintained a side interest in history and beauty, focusing in particular on the economic origins of wonder and the breakdown of the bicameral mind.
Alex Chambers lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.


From Khunk to Chunk by Erasmus Gould, edited by Alex Chambers:


From Khunk to Chunkis written by Erasmus Gould, municipal spy and national man of mystery, and edited by Alex Chambers. Illustration by Cherie Weaver.
Essay on the history and ethical failings of corn syrup. Letterpressed, with handmade cotton covers. Edition of 55. $15.00



When We Broke the Microscope by Julia Cohen and Mathias Svalina:

When We Broke the Microscope features illustrations by Cherie Weaver - a 36 page double-pamphlet letterpressed poetry collaboration in an edition of 125.





Some Bridges Migrate by Scott Pierce, 2nd Edition:

Some Bridges Migrate is written by Scott Pierce and features artwork by Cherie Weaver: a fully letterpressed twelve-page chapbook made with photopolymer type on Frankfurt paper with a handmade cotton/flax coverstock in an edition of 100. $20.00





Cob Webs by Laura Swan:Cobwebs is written and illustrated by Laura Swan & is fully letterpressed via photopolymer reproduction with a hand-colored title. On Frankfurt White paper. An 8-page one page book in an edition of 80. $6.00



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