Bundle of Fine Press
Bundle of Fine Press

One of the new offerings from Chax, A Bundle of Books at Significant Savings to our Great Readers

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2 Deluxe Fine Press books at a special discount. The average price of these books is more than $250, but here you can have both for just $175 total, plus shipping. This is a limited time offer that will expire at the end of February 2018. Links below lead to the regular product pages for the books, with more information about the book. But you must return here to purchase this bundle at the discounted price.

  1. Diesel Hand, by Nico Vassilakis, all letterpress, multi-color prints, superb pattern binding.
  2. Deluxe Edition of The Complete Light Poems, by Jackson Mac Low, casebound with special fan binding in custom box.
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DIESEL HAND by Nico Vassilakis
DIESEL HAND by Nico Vassilakis
CHAX PRESS announces: DIESEL HAND, by Nico Vassilakis
Diesel Hand is a letterpress book, with visual poems by Nico Vassilakis, accompanied by the author’s text titled “Picabia and Me.”
Foreword from a Note by Karl Young, in which the process of making the work is described, as Young indicates how Vassilakis “takes Francis Picabia’s work as the base for a set of verbal and visual poems. He has surrounded Picabia’s diesel images with text, carrying on an appreciation, a debate, and a critique of Picabia and the drawings. Vassilakis disposes his text around the machine drawings, suggesting simultaneously the mechanics of type and the organic and ephemeral nature of speech. He continues the hard and soft dialectic of machine and word.”
9 such visual/verbal works, each in two colors (4 colors entirely as one moves through the book) are in the book, as well as pages with Vassilakis’s texts. Letterpress printing from polymer plates and foundry metal type, the fonts used are Bernhard Gothic and Gill Sans.
Just 60 copies printed on Vandercook Press and bound by hand in two signatures, with a pattern of stitching on the book spine interspersed by the letters of the word “DIESEL.” Papers used are Rives and French. Each individual copy is press numbered.
Price: $122
Sale Price Only Available Until February 1 2018: $100
$ 122.00 Add to cart