Item #17653 Center Sill. Archetype Press, George Albon.
Center Sill.
Center Sill.
Center Sill.
Center Sill.
Center Sill.

Center Sill.

Pasadena: Archetype Press, 2017. No limitation given, but probably one of about fifty copies (based on other Archetype Press editions). Signed on the colophon by George Albon. Designed and printed by Art Center College of Design students Keith Oshiro, Kristine Lim, Landi Gonzalez, Lulubi Garcia, and Victor Artiga Rodriguez. The group of students worked closely with Albon and under the guidance of professors Gloria Kondrup, Dennis Phillips, and Steve Turk. With two fold-out leaves. Vibrantly illustrated in color with large geometric designs throughout (using woodcuts and photopolymer plates). Hand-set and printed in Stempel Palatino, ATF Spartan, and ATF Stymie foundry type on Vandercook proof presses. Text paper is Mohawk Superfine. Fine. Hand-bound by Alex Ascencio in gray Rives BFK paper wrappers with blindstamped geometric shapes. 6 x 9 in. [26] ff., including wrappers. Item #17653

This collection comprises three of Albon’s poems: “Unlike,” “Also,” and “Beside.” Each poem spans multiple pages, with the illustrations for “Unlike” appearing in yellow, “Also” in blue, and “Beside” in red, plus the two fold-out leaves in “Also” that reveal a beautiful geometric illustration in all three colors.

George Albon (b. 1954) is the author of numerous poetry collections including Fire Break (2013), which won the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association Award for Poetry;
Momentary Songs (2008); and Brief Capital of Disturbances (2003), which won a Book of the Year award from the Small Press Traffic literary foundation. Albon’s prose works include the collection Lyric Multiples (2018) and the essay “Paradise of Meaning,” which was the 2002 George Oppen Memorial Lecture. His work has appeared in Hambone, New American Writing, and the anthologies Bay Poetics (2006), The Gertrude Stein Awards in Innovative American Poetry (2005), and Blood and Tears: Poems for Matthew Shepard (1999).

Price: $175.00

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