beer coasters, collagraph, ephemera, fine press books, H.P. Lovecraft, Howard Phillip Lovecraft, intaglio, Letterpress, Saturnalia
Saturnalia is the Feast of Saturn in ancient Rome which traditionally begins around December 15th – Beautiful bit of verse suitable for the holidays or any time of year and a very nice example of Howard Phillip Lovecraft’s early poetry. Handset in 14pt Freehand type with Menu Shaded on the title page and printed on Hahnemühle Schiller paper from Germany. Original collagraph image and border design by Chad Pastotnik. Pamphlet stitched with 450gsm (heavy) Twinrocker Micah Rose covers, a heavy Arches Black spine, printed washi eastern pattern flyleaves and silver foil stamped title on the cover.
6 pages, 4 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches. Signed by Chad Pastotnik, edition of 60 books. $30.00 and can be found on the website here.
This is another case of a little project of mine that dated back to 1996 which continued to get much demand. Unbeknowst to me, somewhere on my website there was still a “buy” button that was miraculously still active with PayPal and, of course, someone found it a couple weeks ago and ordered a bunch of them. Hmmm, what to do? The greedy capitalist in me suggested a 2nd edition and upon examining the original collagraph intaglio plate it showed to be in pristine condition. It’s also a piece that I wanted to do better justice to – back in ’96 I didn’t have the type selection I have now and it was originally set in an ugly sans serif font of Twentieth Century that was hardly harmonious with the subject, the choice of supporting materials is also much nicer.