Letterpress printed on Mohawk Superfine paper, using rubber-based inks, with bugra end sheets, covered in paste paper done on the same bugra and Italian book cloth.
45 standard copies.
Radium began as a manuscript of 14 poems, written by Timothy Geiger shortly following the death of his father. I acquired the manuscript from Tim, my mentor in book arts, and in life, in the Spring of 2015, while he was visiting his Alma Mater, the University of Alabama. Later the same day he received word that his mother had passed away. The printed and bound edition is a bildungsroman on a number of levels: it is at once a personal narrative of the poet, a story of the maturation of a book artist, and a cultural narrative of the society in which we live. The illustrations, done by Sarah Ferguson in response to the poems, are inspired by Native American artwork. This book was taken on as a salute to Tim; a hopelessly inadequate attempt to express my gratitude to a man who changed the course of my life. It is a chapbook of 48 pages, letterpress printed on Mohawk superfine paper in a standard edition (submitted here) of 45 copies, bound in 1/4 cloth with artist-made paste paper, and a deluxe edition of 5 copies on handmade paper, bound in 1/4 goatskin.