[GBW] last chance to enter

Jeffrey Altepeter jeff at handbookbinding.com
Fri Jun 8 20:05:23 EDT 2007

There are a few books still available for those wishing to enter before the 
approaching deadline, June 15, 2007.  Please contact Barbara Hebard before 
mailing checks.

Call For Entries for Inspired Design:  the mentoring stamp


The Smith College Mortimer Rare Book Room is hosting the New England Chapter 
exhibition of a set book, Lance Hidy: Designing the Mentoring Stamp. 
Bookbinders, book artists, calligraphers, paper decorators, and other book 
workers are invited to create a work inspired by Hidy's book. The exhibition 
will run from August through December 2008 at Smith College. This non-juried 
show, open to members of the New England Chapter, will offer three awards 
for entries selected by Lance Hidy, Michael Russem (designer and publisher 
of the book), and Martin Antonetti (curator of rare books at Smith College). 
Additionally, plans are in the works for producing a full color exhibition 
catalogue and for one or more gallery talks and/or receptions.

Lance Hidy, a well-known artist and typographer, created a stamp for the 
U.S. Postal Service in 2001. Lance Hidy: Designing the Mentoring Stamp is 
the story of that process, along with Hidy's observations about design, 
photography, color, aesthetics, and his own typeface, Penumbra. The book, 
designed and published in 2007 by Michael Russem at Kat Ran Press, is 
printed in four sections (a total of 48 pages) on Mohawk Superfine (80 lb) 
paper and includes numerous color illustrations of Hidy's work. Those not 
familiar with the work of Lance Hidy can see the mentoring stamp at: 
www.usps.com/news/2001/philatelic/sr02_003.htm, or his posters at his own 
website: www.lancehidy.com

Only fifty text blocks in sheets are available for $45.00 each (s/h 
included.  Limit 2 copies).  The exhibition fee of $35.00 must also be paid 
prior to the mailing of the text block. You must be a member of (or join) 
the New England Chapter to participate.

To order the text block, members must send full contact information and 
payment to Barbara Adams Hebard, NE Chapter Exhibitions Coordinator, at 36 
Cutter Street, Melrose, MA 02176. Text Block Requests and payments must be 
received by June 15, 2007. An entry form with specifics for submitting your 
work will be sent to all applicants. Completed work will be due February 

The exhibition is being coordinated by Barbara Adams Hebard and Barbara B. 
Blumenthal. We welcome any questions you may have about this exhibition.
BAH: hebard at bostonathenaeum.org; 617-720-7632
BBB: bblument at email.smith.edu; 413-585-2906 

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