Birds of Lace will be publishing four chapbooks (each with its own limited edition broadside to accompany the chapbook) and one broadside portfolio (containing four broadsides) in 2014. The titles are as follows:
–'The Story of Ruth and Eliza/Self-help Workbook' by Kristen Stone (a do-si-do double-chapbook) (April 2014)
–'When you Left me in the Rutted Terrain of Our Love at the Border, which I Could Not Cross, Remaining a Citizen of This Corrupted Land' by Danielle Pafunda (June 2014)
–'As Rhizomes We Will Live One Million Years or More' by Joohyun Kim (August 2014)
–'Terraputa' by Lucas de Lima (September 2014)
–Letterpress broadside portfolio with one broadside each from LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Cathy Park Hong, Christine Hou, and Niina Pollari (November 2014)
Each chapbook will have a letterpress printed cover, and each broadside will be letterpressed as well. All letterpress printing will be done by myself at Smokey Road Press in Athens, GA, a woman-owned and operated studio. Chapbooks will be printed in editions of 100, broadsides will be printed in editions of 50, and the broadside portfolio will be printed in an edition of 50.
The costs for all of this include the following:
–rental time at the letterpress studio
–use of letterpress ink at the studio
–layout design for the chapbooks (which will be done by JD Scott)
–shipping all the rewards
–fine paper for letterpress printing and the text pages of the chapbooks (purchased from Mr. French, a family-owned paper mill)
–off-set printing the innards of the chapbooks
-having printing plates made for text and images
Birds of Lace was born in 2005 in Yellow Springs, OH and is now based in Athens, GA. To learn more about the press, please read the following interview. You can also visit us online at our website, Twitter, Tumblr, Etsy, Vimeo, and Soundcloud.
When we make our goal I will be adding some special surprises to the rewards for our stretch goal! <3
Risks and challenges
I have been running Birds of Lace since 2005, and have operated more or less in the black for the last several years in terms of the money spent on printing and income from purchases. In order to move slightly out of the realm of punk printing (doing layout myself with paper and scissors, printing at a local copy shop on a photocopier, staple-binding) and into the world of more ornate printing I need additional funds, but there is no doubt that I will be able to print all the titles this year! I have the consulting help of Margot Ecke, who runs the the letterpress studio I'll be printing at, as well as the design help of JD Scott, who has been designing books for years now. If setbacks arise, I will deal with them as I always have: with a clear head and determination to proliferate these vital texts.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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