Andrew Steeves

Andrew Steeves is a writer, typographer and literary publisher, and one of the co-founders of Gaspereau Press. He has won 50 citations for excellence in Canadian book design from the Alcuin Society, and his firm has three times been voted best small press by the Canadian Booksellers Association. His recently published essay collection is Smoke Proofs: Essays on Literary Publishing, Printing & Typography (author photo credit Thaddeus Holownia).


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Smoke Proofs: Essays on Literary Publishing, Printing & Typography
Andrew Steeves

2014 / Essays / $24.95
9781554471416 / Trade paper / 160 pp


Why do we accept shoddy books? This is the question at the heart of Smoke Proofs, a collection of six essays and one interview which takes a frank look at the state of the art of literary publishing, printing and book design in Canada. Ranging from the philosophical and the historical to the nuts and bolts of making books and getting them to market, Smoke Proofs argues for an approach to trade publishing which returns to its printerly roots, one in which the characteristics of various tools and techniques are considered alongside the broader implications of their use in the culture. Whether hes discussing ebooks, the de-professionalization of typography, the design of poetry books, the fetish for colour pictures on book covers, or our complicated relationship with the notion of beauty, Steeves continually points the reader back to his or her own responsibility for the preservation and use of that amazing, wily and robust cultural toolthe book.



Other Books by this Author

Jack McMaster at Gaspereau Press
Andrew Steeves

2016 / Biography / $2.95 CAN / $2.95 US
9781554471652 / Pamphlet
Glenn Goluska in Toronto
Andrew Steeves

2016 / Printing History / Biography / $75.00 CAN / $75.00 US
9781554471591 / Fine
Rod McDonald @ Gaspereau Press
Andrew Steeves

2015 / Art / $2.95 CAN / $2.95 US
9781554471478 / Trade paper
Print Shop Chicanery
Andrew Steeves, Wesley Bates

2003 / History / $10.00 CAN / $10.00 US
9781894031820 / Pamphlet

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