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 as original presents for special occasions.
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.
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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 17×11x 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.
Last but not least the Alphabet poster originally designed by Ronald King in 1983 (with some new letters). The letters have been cut onto a 190lb Waterford paper and mounted onto a heavier version of the same stock. 76×50 cms in a choice of framed or unframed.