Fleischman on Punchcutting
The Steadfast Tin Soldier of Joh. Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem
Bound in 2018
Spectatorpers 1994 & 1992
Designed, hand set and letterpress printed by Bram de Does
263 x 189 x 15 mm / 14.5 mm
Full leather binding in light brown (Fleischman...) and blue grey (The Steadfast...) goatskins with hand tooling in various colours.
The colour of the leather was chosen to go with the colour for the initials (drop caps) used in each book. Leather joints and doublures.
Hand sewn silk headbands.
Both books are designed and printed by Bram de Does, a well-known Dutch type and book designer, and are set in rare types which cannot be found
in digital forms. The design of the binding is inspired by two typefaces used in each book and Bram de Does' celebrated work 'Kaba Ornament'
which has his researches on endless combinations of patterns, ornaments and borders. The selected punctuations marks (pilcrow, dagger, section
sign, brackets, dash...) and numbers are used to create patterns and playful movement of the shapes.
Private Collection, Ireland