‘I Want The Title Of This Book To Be _’ is a book which showcases H55’s early works.
The concept of interaction in print, chance, accidental beauty, authorship, design ownership, and the ‘absoluteness’ of meaning, were personal ideas which have been prevalent in H55’s approach and we wanted them to be represented through the cover.
Our response was to use a sticker book jacket consisting of die-cut removable letters ‘I WANT THE TITLE OF THIS BOOK TO BE’, which allows the title and final cover design to be completed by the reader. Besides representing H55’s personal ideas, the book cover questions and redefines the relationship between author and reader, and facilitated the collection of many unlikely titles for our publication.
Handbound Letterpress Miniature Book by typesticker
My second miniature book was a poem published in 1593 “Her Face, My Heart” printed letterpress in 6 pt Garamond 459 types. Dedicated to my wife, the type was imposed in such a way that the entire book was printed on one side of the sheet, which was turned and printed again making two books per sheet. It was bound in Japanese washi and foil stamped in gold. It measures 3/16” x 13/16”.
Visionary (Miniature Artist’s Book) by Elsa Mora
Materials: Paper, ink. Measurements: 41/2” x 21/2” x 1/2”