By William Zane Chamlee, adapted by Rebecca Chamlee
Cowboy Pride, 1880 is a hard cover accordion book printed on Stonehenge and handmade Bhutan paper using handset Centaur, Arrighi, Onyx and wood type with a couple cowboy cuts thrown in for good measure. This is an excerpt from The Young Manhood of Dave Chamlee, written by William Zane Chamlee in 1950. The adaptation, design, typesetting, printing and binding were all done by his daughter, Rebecca Chamlee, in 2012.
Printed for BookArtObject Edition Four, Group 3, bookartobject.blogspot.com
Prompt taken from “Now I’m a Cowboy” from An Exercise for Kurt Johannessen (2010), by permission of the author, Sarah Bodman.
Rebecca Chamlee has published contemporary literature in innovatively designed, letterpress printed, hand-bound limited-edition fine press and artist’s books under the imprint of Pie In The Sky Press since 1985. She is an associate professor of book arts at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.