February 11, 2019 We Recommend — Stranger & Stranger
“This way. Close your eyes
Then. I say Close your eyes.
Stranger & Stranger
Katharine Coles (b. 1959)
Salt Lake City, UT: Red Butte Press, 2016
From the colophon: “This collaboration evolved over a decade through artistic dialogue between poet Katharine Coles and painter Maureen O’Hara Ure. This imaginary collection was drawn from the inaccurate bestiaries created by New World explorers: North and South American, Asian, European, and particularly Byzantine art; and the co-creators’ own strange minds. Type is Alegria Sans and Roman. Papers are Arturo Cover and Mohawk Loop Antique Vellum. As the book’s content was a cooperative endeavor, so was its production. Faculty, staff, and students involved in the project were Marnie Powers-Torrey, production manager; David Wolske, designer; Crane Giamo, lead printer; Emily Tipps, binding coordinator; and assistants Hailey Bradley, Sara Jensen, Dana Knight, Allison Milham, and Brett Stanfield. This 2016 Book Arts Program imprint was produced at the Red Butte Press, a division of Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.” Edition of 26 lettered copies, signed by the poet and the artist. Rare Books copy is letter “F.”
For more about this book and how to purchase a copy, please visit Red Butte Press.