Ephimeros

Letterpress & Photography at Philoxenia Press

My Keepsake for the Moxon Chappel. Sewn into covers and wrappers. The wrappers are screen printed by an artist in South San Francisco whose name I shall report here when I have it. I bought the sheets (20x30) at Flax Art Supply in San Francisco. The types are 12 and 16 point Codex from the Haas Typefoundry in Switzerland (the matrices now reside with the foundry in Germany http://www.rainer-gerstenberg.de/ 

The title labels in the Albion to print three up; I only had type (30 point Jessen Schrift) for three! 
La Imprenta. Charles Frederic Ulrich. 1858-1908. 
Here is the final version with the text. I’m already planning the next one with a quotation from Dante; let’s see what I can do with that!
I am working on some of my own original pen and ink drawings to combine with text; in this case the 13th c. poet Rumi from Kazakhstan. In this case the text will be “The roots of love are eternity. The leaves of love are creation.” It will be hand set using 20 point Cancelleresca Bastarda from the Enschedé Foundry.
A new ink and apron rack; a new hand press brayer from Havilah Press; an early 20th c. gimbaled ship’s barometer (in the event global warming causes the shop to become seaworthy), and two small 19th c. counters to log the number of visitors to the Press. 
The bindery at Kerkyreoi Hemitage outside Karyes on Mont Athos and traditionally reserved for monks from the island of Corfu.There is also a hermitage for printers and two for painters of Icons among others.
In the press room of San Damiano Friary and ready to be reassembled with fly wheel, drive shaft, ink plate, throw-off, motor, etc. Br. Jude is an horologist and skilled clock maker as well as printer, so Pax et Bonum Press shares space with the watch and clock maker’s tools. 

In the press room of San Damiano Friary and ready to be reassembled with fly wheel, drive shaft, ink plate, throw-off, motor, etc. Br. Jude is an horologist and skilled clock maker as well as printer, so Pax et Bonum Press shares space with the watch and clock maker’s tools. 

The Salkinville Horror seen during its descent; partner Arlie below getting ready to bail fast if the cable breaks. 

The Salkinville Horror seen during its descent; partner Arlie below getting ready to bail fast if the cable breaks. 

The press is now in place and it has been determined there will be about 4” total clearance between the doorposts, so positioning the press now is very necessary to the success of the enterprise. The descent is 33% down, so it was to be lowered by a winch from the forklift. Unfortunately there wasn’t enough room for the forklift between the press and the permanent planter boxes (behind the camera), so chains and two “come-alongs” had to be attached to the bed of the truck; then we ran out of cable on the “come-alongs” with 18” still to go, so with the press now near the bottom of the ramp, the forklift was put into place and a chain attached in place of the “come-alongs” and it was lowered the remaining 18” to the floor. the middle wheels of the skates are larger than the outer wheels, so they can be manipulated fairly easily by hand. Ted Salkin on the left, master of the show, and Br. Juniper, strong man of the Friary, on the right.

The press is now in place and it has been determined there will be about 4” total clearance between the doorposts, so positioning the press now is very necessary to the success of the enterprise. The descent is 33% down, so it was to be lowered by a winch from the forklift. Unfortunately there wasn’t enough room for the forklift between the press and the permanent planter boxes (behind the camera), so chains and two “come-alongs” had to be attached to the bed of the truck; then we ran out of cable on the “come-alongs” with 18” still to go, so with the press now near the bottom of the ramp, the forklift was put into place and a chain attached in place of the “come-alongs” and it was lowered the remaining 18” to the floor. the middle wheels of the skates are larger than the outer wheels, so they can be manipulated fairly easily by hand. Ted Salkin on the left, master of the show, and Br. Juniper, strong man of the Friary, on the right.