Paste Papers of the Pioneer Valley



Kat Ran Press and Catawba Press have recently published a new book, Paste Papers of the Pioneer Valley. My work is among the paste papers included in this survey.

Frome the Kat Ran website:
In his introduction to this survey of paste papers made by nineteen bookbinders, the late David P. Bourbeau gives a fascinating history of fine printing and binding in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, with special attention paid to decorated and paste papers. This precedes full-page reproductions of nineteen paste papers with short biographies of their makers—many of whom are the unsung hero-binders of books from fine press publishers such as Gehenna Press, Pennyroyal Press, Cheloniidae Press, Warwick Press, ELM Press, The Lone Oak Press, and Double Elephant Press.

I'm honored to be among other binders' work, including
Carol J. Blinn, David Bourbeau, Meredith Broberg, Claudia Cohen, Sarah Creighton, Babette Gehnrich, Dabiel Gehnrich, Peter Geraty, Stephanie Gibbs, Elisabeth Hyder, Sami Keats, Daniel Kelm, Kylin Lee, Amy Morris Pickens, Julia Leete Rabin, Mark Tomlinson, Lisa Van Pelt, and Arno Werner.

Look for a follow up tutorial in the next week about how I created this paste paper for the book. I also use this paste paper technique in a recent deluxe edition binding for 21st Editions.