“Now let us drink to the success of our hopeless endeavor.”
— Russian dissident toast
plan for the June 2011 cover project was a 17th-century “book press”
from Samuel Pepys library – considered by many historians to be the
first glass-doored bookcase ever built. It is a massive example of
carved oak and many mullions.
it is also too much to accomplish in the next four weeks thanks to the
day job, a couple teaching gigs and the inevitable time bloat of any
project. (Anyone got a water pill?)
we switched gears a couple weeks ago and I am deep into the new cover
project. It is almost as ambitious as the Pepys press, has a cool story
behind it and has been on my list of projects to do for a long time.
More details soon.
— Christopher Schwarz