OAK KNOLL FEST X 2003
OAK KNOLL FEST X 2003

OAK KNOLL FEST X 2003.

(Private Press).
  • New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Books, 2003.
  • 10 x 15 inches
  • cloth portfolio with paper cover label containing 33 letterpress printed posters

Price: $200.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 75147

Limited to only 125 sets of which 94 are for sale. Issued in celebration of Oak Knoll Fest X, held in New Castle on October 3-5, 2003. The thirty-three broadsides display a broad range of design and printing methods. Organized by Graham Moss, each private press printer chose their own text and design scheme. The presses include: Aardvark, Alembic, Barbarian, Bird and Bull, Bombshelter, Celtic Cross, Editions du Silence, Fleece, Gwasg Gregynog, Harsimus, Incline, Inky Parrot, Kat Ran, Lark Sparrow, Lone Oak, Midnight Paper Sales, Ninja, Old School, Michael Peich, Perpetua Press, Pre Nian, Robin Price, Rampant Lions, Shanty Bay, Sherwin Beach, Tern, Walking Bird, Warwick, Whittington, Woodside, and Yellow Barn. The portfolio was designed by Campbell-Logan Bindery, and the title page and colophon were printed with type cast by Theo Rehak. Included are "The Apple Orchard" by Dana Gioia, excerpts from Daniel Berekley Updike's "The Practice of Printing," C.P. Cavaky's "Awaiting the Barbarians," Hansard's Typographia, W.S. Merwin's "To the Book," "Ten Rules for Tea," "How to Dun a Deadbeat Book Customer," and quotes from James Carr and Oliver Goldsmith. Also features the Jane Lydbury engraving "Dr Donne's Devotions Disturb'd." A few copies of these have folded corners from shelving and moving over the years.