All Sorts - Deluxe Edition

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A 16 page quarter bound hard back single section book with black endpapers
Printed on Somerset Book 175gsm on a Korrex Proofing press in 2013
Bound by Roger Grech in October 2016

99 hand numbered copies comprising of:

19 - Deluxe (hardback)
80 - Standard (softback) OUT OF PRINT

The softback edition can be found in the collections of The Tate and The Centre for Fine Print Research at The University of West England.

All Sorts is ultimately a bit of fun. The A6 sized hand-bound book features a series of characters created from type. These ‘typographic people’ echo the human form — each different and yet composed of similar parts and play on the fact that we recognise the human form instantly and derive great pleasure from seeing it played around with in different mediums.

The title ‘All Sorts’ is a pun, relying on letterpress printing terminology: an individual letter in lead or wood is called a ‘sort’. Whilst these are usually used to build up words, here they are used to build up people, All Sorts. The letters and characters used to create each person were chosen specifically for their features in order to convey a variety of facial expressions, body language or emotions, to successfully build up a personality for the figure.

It takes ‘All Sorts’ after all…