Thursday, April 5, 2012

Swan & Hoop 3: A Meditation in Rome

As the fundraising campaign to make Gremolata and Cancellaresca Milanese into new foundry type winds down, I have received the first few copies of Swan & Hoop 3: A Meditation in Rome by Paul F. Gehl. Comprising the script from which Paul Gehl read his address, How Can Type History Be Good History? to the plenary session of ATypI Roma on Friday, September 20, 2002, A Meditation in Rome is an insightful exploration of historical honesty in typographic revivalism. The book is illustrated with historical imagery, typographic comparisons, and a large, fold-out photograph of the Pantheon by Annie Schlechter. Set in the digital versions of Gremolata and Cancellaresca Milanese, the book is printed on Hahnemühle Biblio paper and features a cover paper that is printed from a new metal type ornament that I designed specifically for the book.