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Please help Ugly Duckling Presse publish an English-language edition of Uruguayan poet Marosa di Giorgio’s 1965 masterpiece, The History of Violets.
Created by

Garth Graeper

42 backers pledged $1,267 to help bring this project to life.

Soon to be hot off the presses...

Dear Backers,

Exciting news! The History of Violets will be shipping very soon from the bindery in Michigan--we hope to have copies in hand by the end of this week or early next week. Yesterday, we letterpress printed the front side of the three-postcard set. I am including some pictures here of the postcards and also the finalized cover--the color scheme for both has changed a bit. We look forward to packing up your books and postcards and sending them along soon. I'll be sure to let you know about readings and other Violets-related events in the coming months. Thanks again for your support--we couldn't have done it without you!

The photos:
1.) Polymer plates laid out on the letterpress base
2.) A set of postcards coming off the press
3.) Printed in beautiful Amazon Green
4.) Side one complete; next up: trimming the cards and printing the back
5.) A sneak peek at the final cover
6.) Cover detail with color bar and spine marks
7.) More advanced praise
8.) The letterpress and wall of Ugly Duckling Presse covers

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    1. Creator Patrick Strange on November 11, 2010

      Looks beautiful, Garth. Great job.

    2. Creator Susan Ator on November 9, 2010

      This is very exciting. I can hardly wait to get my copy!