Pasadena, CA: Archetype Press, Art Center College of Design, 2003. Fifty-three sheets, printed on rectos only, consisting of a half-title, title-page, introduction by Doyald Young, colophon leaf, an illustrated leaf containing an image transfer print by photographer Steven A. Heller, and forty-eight type specimens, featuring color and illustrations, printed by the students of Art Center, under the direction of Gloria Kondrup and Cody Clark. The sheets are loose, in a red cloth clamshell case, made by Alice Vaughan. The specimens were printed letterpress, using metal and wood type. A fine copy. One of 120 copies, printed as a tribute to 40 Mills Place, the address at which the Archetype Press printed forty different projects. The Press has recently moved to new quarters. Item #14276
This is one of the Archetype Press’s most ambitious productions. It includes samples of the different kinds of type owned by the press, from the classic fonts like Bembo, Palatino, Garamond, Baskerville and Bodoni to those designed by the great designers of the twentieth-century such as Eric Gill, Jan Van Krimpen, Frederic Goudy, and Rudolf Koch, to more contemporary, whimsical ones. The Steven Heller illustration is a delightful color rendition of the historic Old Pasadena building.