James Trissel – Color for the Letterpress
An exceptional exploration of color letterpress printing
(Press at Colorado College) Color for the Letterpress. An exposition of letterpress techniques for printing color by James Trissel. 1987. 40 leaves, 22 plates of colors. 17” x 12”. Accordion fold. Title page in blue, black and red between bands of shades in red and blue. Handset Garamond printed on Rives BFK joined in pairs to form four accordion fold sections; the first section comprising the title-page and introduction. Housed in a white acrylic case with a wood slipcase. One in an edition of 75 copies signed by James Trissel. Fine.
Through exceptional color printing technique, the rudimentary distinctions of hue, temperature, and complement are presented in three sections. A great color book.