Andrew Steeves

Andrew Steeves is a writer, editor, typographer, letterpress printer and literary publisher, and one of the co-founders (with Gary Dunfield) of Gaspereau Press. He has won over 50 citations for excellence in Canadian book design from the Alcuin Society. His essay collection Smoke Proofs: Essays on Literary Publishing, Printing and Typography appeared in 2014.

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A Prospectus for a Wood Type Edition of Gerard Manley Hopkins’s ‘Pied Beauty’
Andrew Steeves

2021 / Essay / $25.00
Fine / 12 pp

This short essay describes the inspiration for making a limited-edition of Gerard Manley Hopkins’s celebrated poem ‘Pied Beauty’ that is set in 18-line plain gothic wood type (to be released in December 2021). The prospectus includes a traditional ‘pretty little arrangement’ of the poem by way of contrast to the forthcoming book, as well as production notes and specifications.

Production details: Typeset in Linotype Sabon, Linotype Walbaum and wood type. The main section is printed in black on Zerkall mouldmade paper, folded and trimmed to 5.25 × 8.5 inches making eight pages. A slightly smaller folio insert is sewn into the centre, printed in black, green, brown and blue on taupe-coloured Saint Armand Old Masters handmade paper. Edition of 130 copies bound in a black paper cover with black printed endpapers and enfolded in a brown Saint Armand Old Masters handmade paper wrapper printed in black. The envelope is printed in black, brown and blue.

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Other Books by this Author

Dogberry Charges the Watch: Being A Snippet from His Comedy ‘Much Ado About Nothing’
Andrew Steeves

2021 / / $200.00 CAN
Fine / 24 pp
‘Wood Type’ Exhibition Poster: plus four prints from Literarum Ex Arboribus
Andrew Steeves

2020 / Prints / $100.00 CAN
Fine / 1 pp
Four Trees and a Rhubarb Patch
Andrew Steeves

2018 / Poetry / $30.00 CAN
Fine / 16 pp
Sixty Over Twenty: Letterpress Books & Broadsides Printed at Gaspereau Press, 1997–2017
Andrew Steeves

2017 / Design/Book/Graphic Arts/Typography / $24.95 CAN
9781554471799 / Trade paper / 80 pp
Jack McMaster at Gaspereau Press
Andrew Steeves

2016 / Biography / $2.95 CAN
9781554471652 / Pamphlet / 16 pp
Glenn Goluska in Toronto
Andrew Steeves

2016 / Printing History / Biography / $75.00 CAN
9781554471591 / Fine / 24 pp
Rod McDonald @ Gaspereau Press
Andrew Steeves

2015 / Art / $2.95 CAN
9781554471478 / Trade paper / 16 pp
Smoke Proofs: Essays on Literary Publishing, Printing & Typography
Andrew Steeves

2014 / Essays / $24.95 CAN
9781554471416 / Trade paper / 160 pp
Print Shop Chicanery
Andrew Steeves, Wesley Bates

2003 / History / $10.00 CAN
9781894031820 / Pamphlet / 6 pp

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