|Title||An EVE Press ABC: The not always .918 wood ABC|
|Artist / Creator||Elsi Vassdal Ellis|
|Press Name||EVE Press|
|Place of Publication||Bellingham, WA|
|Author of Text||Elsi Vassdal Ellis|
|Process / Technique||Letterpress|
|Structure / Binding||Flat back case binding|
|Medium / Materials||Left over French Pop-Tone Sour Apple, Wild Cherry and Tangy Orange with a touch of Waste Not Paper Blue 70# text, Moda alphabet fabric converted into bookcloth; Lifestyle Craft inks; primarily wood type with a smattering of News Gothic and Bank Gothic; printed on Vandercook 4.|
|Number of Pages||64|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||4.065 x 5.625 x .4375 inches|
|Edition Size||Edition of 26|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
This is the second edition in the Waste Not/Want Not & Use What You Have series. The book follows the same format as my very first letterpress book: An EVE Press ABC: A Name that Face Specimen, printed in 1991, also in an edition of 26. I began with 30 sheets for each folio and ended up with the needed 26. The type illustrations make use of my large wood type collection that I love to print with but gives me fits with different packing requirements.
Artist BioElsi Vassdal Ellis creates books in a well equipped studio outside Bellingham on 20 acres of what was once part of the Buckholtz Homestead. Born in Fallon, Nevada, in 1952, she spent her formative years in Iowa City, Iowa, before settling down in the Pacific Northwest. Since 1983 she has produced over 95 editions and 120 unique books employing a variety of reproduction techniques and materials. Her work is permanently housed in many public collections including the National Museum of Women in the Arts, New York City Public Library, Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, Grabhorn Collection in the San Francisco Public Library, and Arts of the Book Collection in the Yale University Library. Western Washington University has been her professional home since 1977 where she holds the rank of full professor and teaches courses in design production and (occasionally) book arts.