Piecework. Illustrated by Suzanne Moore. Wing, Corey the Wheel Press. Mesler.

Piecework. Illustrated by Suzanne Moore.

Tuscaloosa, AL: The Wing & The Wheel Press, 2000. First Edition, one of 100 copies all on Hahnemuhle Biblio, a German mouldmade paper, from a total issue of 150 numbered copies, each signed by the artist and poet. : 100 copies in Hanemuhle Bugra paper wrappers (this copy), 50 copies in quarter-bound Japanese cloth over board with handcoloring by the artist, Suzanne Moore. In addition, there were 26 deluxe lettered copies printed on Twinrocker Calligraphy Cream, hand colored by Suzanne Moore and gilded plus mieux. Page size: 7-1/2 x 4-3/4". Binding designed by Donald Glaister and executed under his direction. The 32-page book contains 12 poems by Corey Mesler . The suite of "paragrams" - calligraphic allusions to the text - was drawn by noted book artist and calligrapher, Suzanne Moore, to compliment the poems. Her work melds, weaves and plays with visual and verbal messages in her lettering and painting. It is printed, engraved, and in the case of the hardcover and deluxe editions, hand colored in vivid tones with silver and gold gilt. The text was set in Monotype Fairbank Italic at the foundry of Michael and Winifred Bixler and printed letterpress by Terry Chouinard who designed this beautiful book with Suzanne Moore. Terry, proprietor of Wing & Wheel Press, recently completed his Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Alabama's Book Arts program. He is clearly an accomplished printer and we look forward to future works. It is an auspicious beginning. Suzanne Moore is a well-known calligrapher and book artist whose highly-regarded and original work is in such institutions as The Pierpont Morgan Library, the Library of Congress, the James S. Copley and the Houghton Library as well as numerous private collections in Europe and the United States. This is a lovely book. Item #8244

Price: $75.00