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Production Narrative

by J. Drucker

Not a hard book to produce, this was a letterpress project that was quite straightforward -- pages of text set in short lines and printed. Assembly of the parts was also fairly easy, since it was mainly a matter of cutting the boards and pushing the wing fasteners through. Making sure the saran wrap was tight and kept in place by the rubber bands.... might have been the most difficult part of the production.

Critical Analysis

by J. Drucker

Design Features

typographic: Verlangde Mercator, long, tight, condensed, very light.

imagery: None.

graphical: Layout follows conventions for poetry.

openings: Barely applicable, since the pages fold back like a note pad's.

Netherland: [How] So Far


Johanna Drucker

type: initiating


born: United States
active: United States
citizenship: United States

birth: 1952-05-30

Publication Information

edition type: editioned

publisher: self-published

place: Amsterdam, Holland

publication: 1978-00-00

edition size: 114


horizontal: 5.5 inches closed

vertical: 3.75 inches closed

depth: .2 inches closed

Production Information

production means:
letterpress (local)

binding: other wing fasteners

bookBlock: paper

ink (local)

other materials: brads, stamps, air mail sticker.


format: codex (AAT) An object sent through the mail.

cover: The cover for this work doubles as the mailing packaging for its travel through the mail. Two stamps appear in the upper right hand corner, a "par avion" sticker, and the address. On one side, wing fasteners hold on a thin sheet on brown paper that wraps around to the back. On the other, The white paper on which the address is written folds around the side where the title of the work appears and then the return address.

color: no


pagination: unpaginated 16 pages

numbered?: numbered

signed?: unsigned



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