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        Spell & Bind Press

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For me, hand setting type is a meditation. There is intention behind each letter, each word, each sentence. I believe that words, like spells cast into the world, should be carefully chosen.  As I work I have pause to examine my motives. Poems and stories open portals in and out of other realms.
Printing on a letterpress machine is such a physical process, and as the weight of the words sink deep within the page, I am always struck by the permanence of this action, and the beauty of marks that make meaning out of chaos and ink.

The binding of books is yet another ritual I relish.

It is work full of metaphor where each stitch is a scaffold in the building of a physical home to our thoughts and feelings, resulting in an intimate object to be kept close or to be shared. That is the magic of it all.    

Spell and Bind Press is Based in Sonoma County, California and London UK. I have 12 years as a printer and educator at the North Bay letterpress Arts org, and have recently co-founded Mob Of Two, a collaborative artists' book imprint. 

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