An Alphabet - by Barry Moser
Wood Engravings by Barry Moser
Calligraphy by Yvette Rutledge
Printed by Harold McGrath. Pennyroyal Press, 1986.
Private Collection, US
French-style Fine Binding. Bound in tan goatskin with matching leather hinges. Design executed with blind lines at various shades, goatskin and buffalo skin onlays. Title hand tooled in blind along spine. Leather wrapped headbands. Handmade Katie MacGregor endpapers and paste downs. Island paste down outlined with a blind tooled line.
Book housed in a cloth quarter clam¬shell box with stamped leather label. Trays covered with handmade paper and lined with suede.
19.2cm x 12.3cm x 2.2cm - Completed in 2015
Highly inspired by the celebrated work of Edgar Mansfield, curves and shapes were stripped from a handful of the beautifully drawn letters of the text's alphabet. These elements were translated through a series of onlays and blind tooled lines. Dashes and dots were pulled from Barry Moser's detailed wood engravings.