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Re: colophon info
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Re: colophon info
- From: Greg Britton <gbritton@MHBOOKS.COM>
- Date: Fri, 21 Nov 1997 09:15:33 -0600
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I've always thought that a colophon should teach the reader something about
the book, type, paper, etc. Let's face it, most of us are confronted by
readers that may not know Bembo from Bodoni. I think we have an obligation
to educate people about our art.
Colophons seem to be a gentle and fun way to do that. Like the credits at
the end of a good movie, some people will stay for them, others will walk
out, but it's your last shot at them.
Check out what Bruce Rogers had to say about their origins in the final
section of his PARAGRAPHS ON PRINTING.
Round River Press
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