28 Characters, 4 Men, 10 Women, 5 Boys and 8 Girls: Flynn, Danny 28 Characters, 4 Men, 10 Women, 5 Boys and 8 Girls: Flynn, Danny 28 Characters, 4 Men, 10 Women, 5 Boys and 8 Girls: Flynn, Danny 28 Characters, 4 Men, 10 Women, 5 Boys and 8 Girls: Flynn, Danny

28 Characters, 4 Men, 10 Women, 5 Boys and 8 Girls

Flynn, Danny

Published by (N.p., 2008
Hardcover
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Small quarto. 32ff. One of five copies, signed by the artists, noted bookbinder, typographer, and illustrator Eri Funazaki and Danny Flynn, a fellow typographer who also wrote the text. Each letter was printed using different wood and metal types, many of which were altered by the artists or specially created for the project. In this unusual alphabet book, tiny line drawings of people are scattered throughout the text, interacting with the large, colorful letters. Accenting designs are occasionally hand-tooled in gold and blind. Playing on the dual meaning of "characters," Flynn and Funazaki created personalities for all twenty-six letters of the alphabet and two punctuation marks: a female ampersand and a full stop "of undetermined gender." The characters are described in short, witty, often rhyming "living eulogies" that reveal their quirks and neuroses. In a playful, unconventional binding of navy blue, tan, and orange Harmatan goatskin that resembles a giant door hinge, with covers that rotate around a tube. The covers have inlays shaped to resemble the tops of screws. One hole is left open in the center of the front cover, revealing the gold tooling on the first page. Together with a bronze figure of Funazaki's "little man" character, which has appeared in several of her artists' books, done in the style of the figures in the text. The "little man" is seated and holds the missing screw from the binding across his lap. The figure is intended to be set on the edge of the book as an integral part of the binding design. Extremely fine. Bookseller Inventory # 23588

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Title: 28 Characters, 4 Men, 10 Women, 5 Boys and 8...

Publisher: (N.p.

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Funazaki, Eri

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Owned and operated by Anne and David Bromer, who have been in the business of fine books for nearly half a century, Bromer Booksellers specializes in rare and beautiful books. We carry a diverse selection of highlights in literature, illustrated books, finely printed books, and special artistic bindings, and we are noted for our fine selection of miniature books. We invite you to search or browse our entire inventory here, or please contact us directly if you wish to consult with our staff to find the perfect rare book for you.

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