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DA 74 turns a spotlight on Alan Stein and Church Street Press, with contributions from Alan Stein and Lisa Moore. Stein contributes ‘Now I’m One of the Old Guys: Alan Stein and the Church Street Press’, a short memoir of the genesis of Church Street Press in Parry Sound that recalls some of the highlights of the press’ publishing endeavours. Lisa Moore contributes ‘How to Illustrate a Poem: The Art of Alan Stein’, in which she recounts the process of close collaboration between Stein and author Michael Crummey. This issue also includes a profile of printer, designer and private-press publisher Robert T. Reid by Nigel Beale and a sampler of images from George A. Walker’s upcoming book, The Wordless Leonard Cohen Songbook. Recurring features include Richard Kegler’s disussion of Bruce Rotherham’s Wedge alphabet, and A Rogues’ Gallery, featuring Don McLeod’s profile of type designer Rod McDonald. The Dingbats section features stock trade cuts that appeared in the Farmer, Little & Co. (Beekman Street, New York) specimen book of 1879. Kandid Kamera documents the Franklin Print Shop in Philadelphia.
Since 1980, the Devil's Artisan has established a reputation as Canada’s ‘Journal of the Printing Arts’. DA fosters an appreciation of the art of bookmaking and reaches out to a global audience of typographic and printing arts enthusiasts who appreciate the value of the printed word even in this digital age. DA publishes articles on historical subjects, typography and book design, profiles book designers and wood engravers, and features small artistic and experimental presses operated by a new generation of print enthusiasts.