By Sal Taylor Kydd
Rockport, Maine: Stagenhoe Press, 2018. Edition of 15.
8 x 8"; 8 pages. Duotone prints. Text set in teal and gold. Types are Baskerville Old Face and Century Schoolbook. Printed on the Vandercook Universal letterpress at Maine Media College in Rockport, Maine. Drum-leaf binding. Hand-bound and printed by the artist Signed and numbered on the colophon.
Of the edition 1 – 10 (deluxe) presented in a hand-made clamshell box by Richard Smith with original cyanotype print on vellum; 11-15 (standard) in slipcase (with no print).
Sal Taylor Kydd: "This handmade artist book … tells the story, through a single poem, of a missed connection and how we can still feel unknown by those considered close to us. The poem by Taylor Kydd is broken up throughout the book and the stilted structure of the verse speaks to the awkward nature of the phone call it describes. This simplicity and spareness in the book’s presentation likewise matches the unyielding tone of the poem. It concludes with a photograph of the artist as a young girl, printed on vellum, that conceals the last line of the poem, leaving it for the reader to discover."
$550 slipcased (standard)
$850 in clamshell box with print (deluxe)