NONPAREIL was printed mostly for fun–and to demonstrate that Amateur Journalism, while a serious hobby, can also be fun and whimsical. In the 1980s, a small fervor for miniatures swept through the American Amateur Press Association. I caught the fever, but have only printed four miniatures.
True to its name, NONPAREIL (pron. Non-par-ell) is set in mostly six point type. Body type is six point Century Schoolbook (with some italic and bold), with the exception of three words, which are in four point Century. Eighteen point Onyx and six point Bernhard Gothic Light are on the cover; the Colophon just inside the front cover is six point Bernhard Gothic Light. The next page is headed by twelve point Hollywood. The rest of the headlines are eight point Century Schoolbook Bold and an unidentified eight point bold Gothic.
Approximately 200 copies were printed for circulation in the bundle of the American Amateur Press Association, and for the Redwood Chappel, an organization of letterpress printers.
|Artist's Nationality||United States|
|Place of Publication||Portland, OR|
|Printing/ Reproduction Process||Letterpress|
|Book Structure/ Binding Method||Staple bound|
|Paper Stock||Various offcut paper stocks|
|Number of Pages||16 pages|
|Dimensions (WxH) or (WxHxD)||2.5625 x 1.75 inches closed|
|Edition Size||Edition of 200|
|Signed and Numbered?||Unsigned|