FOUNT is a source or origin.
FOUNT is an on-going project
FOUNT aims at collecting
and republishing rare, out of prints
and forgotten documents.
●FOUNT ST BRIDE EDITION (2010)
FOUNT attempts at an incomplete mapping of the St Bride Library typographic collection.
The following Chapters, being intended as a popular summary of a very large and interesting subject, only profess to deal with the most important aspects of that subject, both on its historical and practical side.
FOUNT (St Bride edition) should be considered as a series of suggestions, an incomplete guide to St Bride library and to the making and doing of things.
FOUNT’s content has been directly sourced from St Bride’s bookshelves, which house some familiar and rare volumes, to which we have added annotations and instructions of our own.
Through the use of copyright-free and original material, FOUNT presents an inconclusive introduction to some topics anyone could face when making a book; from letter-spacing to binding, from paper grain to layout and reproduction to type design, it aims at mapping the knowledge and skills at work in the field of bookmaking.
FOUNT (St Bride edition) was created and edited by Adam Chelstov, Jackson Lam, Jerome Rigaud (electronest) & åbäke on the occasion of the Ninth Annual Friends of St Bride Conference.
Limited run of 100 copies.
●FOUNT AAAA Tee Shirt (2010): soon available!
When is an A not an A? Figure 16 of Eric Gill’s Essay on Typography, 1931. Part of the St Bride library collection.