Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Red Dragonfly Press

For those of you looking to get your fine-press fix, check out Scott King's handiwork at Red Dragonfly Press. Scott casts his own type at an on-site foundry, sets all of Red Dragonfly's letterpress titles, and showcases literature in the way it's meant to be seen. What's striking about Red Dragonfly, and what sets them apart from most high-end printers, is the shocking affordability of their titles. Where else can you buy a hand-made, hand-set book for a mere $15?

Among the Red Dragonfly roster: John Balaban, Marianne Boruch, Stephen Crane, Abderrahmane Djelfaoui, Louise Erdrich, Albert Goldbarth, Dorianne Laux, Barry Lopez, W. S. Merwin, Yannis Ritsos, and Michael Waters.

Featured here is Bestiary, a book from Tavern author Joseph Millar.