The Playbook by Barbara Henry
linocut, letterpress, printed by Harsimus Press
10 3/4 x 7 1/14 inches; bound in cloth with a paper label
The Playbook, 2014, is a sequel to Th Workbook, 2010, in which I first explored alternative symbols for fricatives and the opportunities it provided for re-imagining the alphabet. Setting type by hand, letter by letter, invites revery, and this book is the result of following the revery wherever it leads, finding or creating and setting the sorts of used for th throughout history, taking an ancient or new path.
The book consists of 59 numbered pages, printed on a Vandercook proof press onto Zerkall and Hahnemuhle papers from a variety of types and illustrated with linocuts.