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Best place for paper in Kyoto is Rakushikan which is in the Museum of Kyoto at Sanjo-Takakura, open Tues-Sun, 10 to 7. It looks touristy with its paper trinkets up front, but go deep in the drawers and you'll find the good stuff.

Mina Takahashi


On Aug 12, 2007, at 12:00 AM, BOOK_ARTS-L automatic digest system wrote:


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Topics of the day:

  1. Japan recommendations
  2. Highway Sign Fonts in NYTimes
  3. Monogram "M" "S" in Day's Work Series (2)

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Date:    Fri, 10 Aug 2007 22:17:13 -0600
From:    Ethan Ensign <eensign@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Japan recommendations

Hi.  When you are in Tokyo you may want to visit Paper-Nao.
They have a huge selection of handmade japanese paper as well
as decorated papers.

4-37-28 Hakusan
Tokyo, 13 112-0001 Japan
+81 3 944 4470

-Ethan.



On 8/8/07, Flick <flick@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I'll be in Tokyo, Kyoto and Yokohama later this month. Does anyone have any recommendations for must-see shops, craft centres and the like, so that I can make my husband despair by filling our luggage with paper and other book supplies...?

Flick

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Date:    Sat, 11 Aug 2007 12:45:19 -0400
From:    Bev Snow <snow-bee@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Highway Sign Fonts in NYTimes

There's an interesting article and slide show in today's NYTimes about =
how they have revised the font used on highway signs to make them more =
readable from a distance and at night. It looks as though it will be in =
tomorrow's magazine section. A design firm created the Clearview font =
for this purpose.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/12/magazine/12fonts-t.html?hp


Enjoy, especially the slide show.
Bev Snow

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Date:    Sat, 11 Aug 2007 14:26:57 -0400
From:    Richard Minsky <minsky@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Monogram "M" "S" in Day's Work Series

Dear Valinda,

You are fortunate to get this book, and of course Hampton is the
right place for it, as well as the Dunbars. The Hampton Institute was
exceptionally important during this period, and the Hampton Institute
Camera Club was responsible for the photographs illustrating many of
Dunbar's books.

It's a charming design, and also is on the red cloth version. The
artist "MS" is unknown. It's possible to speculate, and the only name
that comes to mind who had those initials and was working around 1900
(which was the publication date of this book) was Maud Hunt Squire
(1873-1955), who worked in New York as a book illustrator before she
moved to Paris. She sometimes worked jointly with her lifelong
companion Ethel Mars, whom she met as a fellow student at the
Cincinnati Art Academy in the 1890's.

As it happens, there is a review in the August 3 New York Times by
Grace Glueck of an exhibition of their work in NYC at the Mary Ryan
Gallery on 57th St. through Nov. 22.
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html? res=9E0CE3DC1639F930A35752C1A9669C8B63


We have no documented proof of Squire ever having used the MS
monogram, but she was in the right business at the right time. She
was certainly capable of doing that particular cover (as were several
other designers who didn't have those initials). Look at the Squire
and Mars design on _The Adventures of Ulysses_ (1902), (from my
collection and catalog _American Decorated Publishers' Bindings
1872-1929_, now at the University of Alabama Library):
http://minsky.com/catalog/adventures-of-ulysses-400.jpg
The simple decorative motif on the spine is similar to the leaf
element in the corners of the design on the book you inquired about,
and of a few of the other leaves.

On the other hand, I know of no books that Squire illustrated for
L.C. Page nor of any other cover designs she did for them. I have
heard of only one other book monogrammed MS, from 1914.  That doesn't
mean MS didn't do many books, as many bindings were not monogrammed.

Sorry I can't be of more definitive help.

Best regards,

Richard

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Boston: L.C. Page "Day's Work Series" edition of Booker T.
Washington's Sowing and Reaping.  The cloth covering is a warm
olive-gray "natural linen" color with an Arts and Crafts floral
design (looks like blue chicory flowers). Unlike the Margaret
Armstrong and Alice Morse designs on our Paul Lawrence Dunbar poems,
the name of the designer cannot be found anywhere that I have looked.
The monogram consists of "M" and "S" on either side of a green stem.
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Date:    Sat, 11 Aug 2007 16:37:07 -0400
From:    Richard Minsky <minsky@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Monogram "M" "S" in Day's Work Series

One small detail-- don't make a trip to NYC to see the Squire/Mars
show. It was in the year 2000.

RIchard

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