|letterpress title plate over paste paper|
|opening... array of maps|
The turquoise linen sewing threads can be seen on the backside of the spine. They are tied with a knot in the valley of each section. The Mohawk heavy paper used for the spine was pressure printed on the Vandercook letterpress at Penland School of Crafts. The effect of water droplets sprinkled onto a print plate coated with oil-based inks... then transferred onto paper as it was run through the letterpress, makes the folded spine appear as if it were moving through tree-filtered sunlight.
|letterpress light drops on the spine|
|How to play...|
|maps all mixed up...|
|Maps matched, sort of|
Harlequinade derives from the word harlequin, which means buffoon or jester. With that context for the book structure, no wonder the book is rather silly.