Monday, December 20, 2010

Great Book Covers

Some of my favorite 2010 book covers.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Review of Population Me

"What is valid about McGimpsey's work is that he himself is not dismissing or endorsing the products or moments of pop culture triviality that appears in his stuff. He's simply a part of the pinball operation, the trajectory if you will. The essays in Population Me are well-crafted and varied, and cover all of the author's greatest hits to date. It was nice to read Elizabeth Bachinsky gush like a schoolgirl about McGimpsey, like she was writing about him from prison or something. It would be great if this book would just fucking get out there and into schools and stuff and not be forgotten. Come on people, do something about it. Ask your teacher to bring McGimpsey into your class and talk about things. I'm sure your classmates will thank you. Pay him to come to your school. Have a garage sale. Jason Camlot and Alessandro Porco shine in their contributions, but man is Nick Mount's essay full of validity, and really shows how McGimpsey's work fits into contemporary literature…"

Read the rest of Nathaniel G. Moore's review in Broken Pencil here.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Cool Typographic Covers

The graphic designer David Pearson recently did a series of Cormac McCarthy book covers. They look textured, gritty, and reflect the dark content of the novels. They give the feeling of "wanted" Old West posters. I love them!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Gordon Press (part 3)

The Palimpsest open house is in a few days and my letterpress is finally assembled. It has been sandblasted, primed, and spray painted matte black. Many thanks to my husband and his family of strong, able-bodied men who were able to hoist and assemble this cast iron monster. Now with the strenuous lifting done (my husband actually laughed at me when I asked if he needed my help), and the complicated jigsaw complete, I can finally get to work. I still need the rollers recast but that will be an easy task, comparatively.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Ariel Gordon Tour Pics

Authors included in these photographs are Jonathan Ball, Ariel Gordon, Tracy Hamon, Christine McNair, Pearl Pirie, and John Toone.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Palimpsest Press Office and Letterpress Studio
OPEN HOUSE at 5 King Street in Kingsville
Tuesday December 14th, 12pm - 8pm

Come join us at our new location. Have a tour, check out the letterpress, eat a cookie. Palimpsest has been publishing and providing graphic design services for over 10 years. It is celebrating by opening its doors and having a sale.