This is to announce three new double-sided concertina alphabet books by Ron King at Circle Press. Each is artwork, typographical experiment and feat of paper engineering.
They utilise delightful pop-up techniques in tribute and meditation on the alphabet, the visual ‘DNA’ of languages. They are also perfect presents: Birthday, Christmas or Valentine’s Day.
The first, ’alphabeta concertina minuscule‘ with its gently unfolding letters, is in a sense a ‘reply’ in lower case form to the third, the original ‘cap’ version published in 1983.
The second ‘little but often’, limited to 350 signed copies, also with the new minuscules, is a collaboration with poet Richard Price. It pairs King at his most elegantly minimalist and sculptural with a new suite of love poems by Price at his most witty and tender. As Price says of letter ‘m’: “may I suggest we both invest / in a high frisk mutual trust?”
The third is a new version of ALPHABETA CONCERTINA, King’s classic capital letter 1983 version, reprised here to correct its long ‘out of print’ status and updated with newly modified designs for some of the letters.
Each book measures 17x11x 3 cms stretching to 3ms . Printed cut and creased onto Heritage paper and glued to Heritage Museum Board, both acid-free stocks, the covers screen printed in different colours and the whole inserted into a pvc tray and sleeve.
Alphabeta Concertina Minuscule
Little But Often
To order a copy please visit our shop.