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Re: design printers

  Will you have a colophon in the booklet? Perhaps that's where you can
give credit. On all the collaborative projects I've worked on, as binder,
printer, illustrator, advisor, etc. that's where we named the
contributors/ their contributions - its a very traditional way.

Maureen Carey

On Tue, 27 Feb 1996,
Artemis Bonadea wrote:

> I am working on a collaborative effort with a letterpress printer in
> portland, oregon.  recently we had a discussion about the tradition of
> printers not signing their work.  I was intrigued and wanted to know if
> anyone else has wrestled with this question.
> It makes sense for the printer not to sign when the work is strictly
> trade printing but what about designer printing, much like designer
> binding?  My printer is intimately connected with the design of the
> printed booklet which will accompany the book sculpture I am designing
> and printing.  While I may have the last say because it's *mine*, her
> expertise an, yes, artistic abilities will contribute much to the
> finished project.
> In addition to her discomfort at signing the finished book, she also
> informs me that she wouldn't sign a book she was totally responsible for
> (making all choices and doing all the work).  I wonder if other printers
> have wrestled with this?
> I am reminded of binding history where the binder was considered only a
> worker, not a creative person.  We now how the concept of design binder,
> how about a design printer?
> Artemis BonaDea, Conservation Technician
> Alaska State Library
> Box 110571
> Juneau, AK  99811
> 907/465-2924 (voice)
> 907/465-2990 (fax)
> artemisb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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