094 - C8-8
Martyr, Mercury, and Rooster
Arcadian Press & sailorBOYpress; Stevens Point, WI, USA
Notes: A series of three books, housed in a clam-shell box (325mm), on the subject of ars moriendi. With onlays of metal, string, tape, plastic, pins, mica, beads and paper. Illustrations and decorations in various colours, type used as part of the design. All books printed in 14 pt Cochin Light. They are bound with open sewn spine and five cream banks across the spine which end inside the front cover; the middle band is larger than the two on either side of it. Pale blue/green textured cloth dropback box with small mica square inlaid on the front. Shown here is: Female Shahida Martyr. Arcadian Press by Carin Heft, 2004: The story of the first Palestinian female suicide bomber. The other two books are: The Dancing Cats of Mercury a Collaboration between Carin Heft and Jeffrey Morin, 2005: Mercury and its destructive effect on the lives of men. Sibongile and the Murderous Rooster by Jeffrey Morin. sailorBOYpress, 2004: an account of the spreading of HIV in Southern Africa through the telling of a fable. Colophon: "The papers used in the three volumes are Root River Mill cotton, Larroque and Hahnemuhle. The Hahnemuhle was gelatin sized (with pigment added-in). The collaboration between two printers ... came out of Walter Hamady's 1983 letterpress class".