5 × 5 × 1 in
3 in stock
Book Zoo, Josh MacPhee, December 2014, Printed by Eberhard Press (Portland, OR). 5″x5″. 80 pages. Duotone, offset printed. Saddle-stiched book with french folded dust-jacket. Edition of 500.
Josh MacPhee’s Book Zoo features the collection of 156 animal motif colophons. With each chapters introduced by MacPhee’s playful book creature illustrations, Book Zoo documents a little looked history of publisher’s logos, also known as colophon that range from colossal mammals to insect pavilion. Often used as printer’s mark, the history of colophon traces back to early 16th century to distinguish books by printers and publishers. This Pound the Pavement #13, a part of MacPhee’s series of zines.