Gerry Cambridge’s essay on the art of typesetting poetry is published to celebrate the tenth anniversary of HappenStance Press in May 2015. Over the last decade, the presentation of our publications has, we hope, grown steadily more effective and attractive. This has been largely as a result of emulating Gerry’s own work as a typesetter, and sometimes as a direct result of his focussed guidance. He has single-handedly raised the game in terms of clear, elegant presentation of poetry, both in Scotland and beyond.
Typeset in Trinité 2 Roman Condensed and Italic Condensed, The Printed Snow is, like most HappenStance pamphlets, printed lithographically by Robert Smith at The Dolphin Press in Glenrothes.
Included with each copy is an A6 letterpress poem-card (with envelope) designed and typeset by Gerry Cambridge, and printed by Glasgow Press. The card features ‘The Quandary’, one of Gerry’s own poems, published here for the first time.
The first 50 copies of The Printed Snow were numbered and signed by the author but alas these have all now melted away . . . Indeed, all copies have now been sold. Apologies. But if you have one already, be assured it is now a collector's item!