Dear Joe: A Brief Correspondence

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Dear Joe:
A Brief Correspondence

Joseph Blumenthal & Carol J. Blinn

In 1981, Joseph Blumenthal and I embarked on a friendship that would last a short ten years until his death. Mr. Blumenthal, the respected designer and letterpress printer who owned the Spiral Press in New York City(1925-1975) was a legend in the graphic arts Þeld. My own career in letterpress was barely eight years old. With short notes & letters, we sent greetings to one another, inquiring about printing or asking for information. My visits to West Cornwall were special treats that always left me wanting more time in Joe¹s and Ann¹s company.
DEAR JOE contains transcriptions of our correspondence and also includes photographs of several of Joe¹s Robert Frost Christmas greetings plus examples of his writing style and a sample letterhead. The book ends with his New York Times obituary.

Seventy-five copies of DEAR JOE were designed by Carol and letterpress printed on Biblio, with eight illustrations digitally printed on Nideggen. The typeface is Joanna with Edwardian Script for display. The title page drawing is by Carol and has been used on Warwick Press stationery for many years. All copies are hand sewn and bound with handmade Nepali Lokta walnut paper over boards and a luscious golden cloth spine. Five by seven inches high; 29 pages; signed by Carol.

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