Heavenly Monkey

Letterpress & Binding Studio

Chasing Paper
A bookbinder's passion for paper
Claudia Cohen (HM Editions 2007)

A tour de force of design, display and construction., this book contains over 300 paper samples, all imaginatively combined and arranged. In broad categories, the papers include (to name a few) money, pre-20th century wallpaper, consumable packages, marbled, handmade, and labels, all varying in sizes from small scraps to full sheets. The book includes a one-page preface by Claudia explaining her passion for paper of all sorts, and providing some context for the selections included.

Each copy is laced into a heavy paper wrap (some white, some dark gray) featuring multi-color paper strips woven through the front board, and issued in a cloth-covered clamshell box.

Text pages set in Gill Sans and Perpetua types, and printed at Heavenly Monkey. The edition was 30 numbered and 5 lettered A.P. copies, all signed. Copies 1-5 were issued with a companion volume containing particularly rare samples too limited in supply for inclusion in the full edition.

Chasing Paper

Chasing Paper