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DA 75 (Fall 2014) features Tim Inkster’s anecdotal biography of renowned Canadian poet, playwright and father of the Southern Ontario Gothic style, James Reaney. The article combines biographical information, historical context and an analysis of design alongside personal reflections to create a thoughtful consideration of Reaney’s diverse body of work. The issue includes Shane Neilson’s profile of David Brewer and Rabbittown Press in Fredericton, New Brunswick, with a focus on the Rabbittown edition of Bliss Carmen’s Low Tide on Grand Pré and a short discussion on the complexities of translating books from page to screen. DA 75 also contains a sampler of images from The Grand River, a book of wood engravings and texts by Gerard Brender à Brandis and Marianne Brandis. Recurring features include Richard Kegler’s discussion of Victor Hammer’s Aurora Uncial, as well as The Rogues’ Gallery, featuring Chester Gryski’s profile of designer Glenn Goluska. Kandid Kamera showcases a variety of special events including the launch of Alan Stein’s Viewfinder, the launch of George A. Walker’s The Wordless Leonard Cohen Songbook, and the Alcuin Awards night.
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.