The Philosophy of Umbrellas
Robert Louis Stevenson
Above: The Limited Edition
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Below is the text of the
Preface, which is printed on the umbrella's sleeve, a 3" diameter cylinder.
The umbrella handle extends from the sleeve for carrying.
publication came about when I received an e-mail from Susan Viguers, Director
of the MFA Book Arts/Printmaking Program at The University of the Arts in
Philadelphia, inviting me to be a von Hess Visiting Artist at the Borowsky
Center for Publication Arts. The purpose would be to create a work, with the
master printer, Lori Spencer, on a Heidelberg KORS one-color offset press.
As the von Hess Visiting Artist, Richard Minsky performed critiques and presented a lecture at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. The lecture was part of the Inaugural Symposia: Improvise/Commit: Conversations on the Creative Process.
About the Edition
An edition of 100 copies was printed on DuPontTM Tyvek?. The typography was designed by Minsky using InDesign with Palatino Linotype and OpenType Discretionary Ligatures.
The University of the Arts will umbrellify 50 copies numbered 1-50. They will be doing their own distribution.
Richard Minsky will produce 43 copies numbered I-XLIII, and a Deluxe Edition of 7 copies numbered A-G. You can order these below.
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The Philosophy of Umbrellas Limited Edition:
The Philosophy of Umbrellas Deluxe Edition: $1,200.00
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