We found a giant calligraphy pen at a rest stop on highway 80 near Iowa City. Clearly the book arts are big around here.
In Iowa City we delivered Peter’s collection of books and ephemera related to the subject of hand papermaking to the University Library.
The University of Iowa has just added a graduate degree in the book arts, and we hope our collection, which includes many unique books on the subject of papermaking, will provide valuable research material for Iowa's Book Arts students interested in the history of the modern revival of hand papermaking.
A sample from the collection. A page from the book, Rapid: A Private Paper Mill, by Roger Daniels (Melbourne Australia: 1963). 5-1/8” x 7-3/4 Pages: 51. Number 5 of 15 copies. Daniels wrote the text, made the paper, printed and bound the book.