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For his letterpress study of masks, Jonny Wan first had the daunting task of structuring centuries of mask history into a four print series. His initial research determined that no matter what period he was looking into, every mask he had found served one of four purposes: ritual, protection, performance, or fashion. Wan chose a mask from each category used in different periods, and printed the series on four different paper stocks using metallic inks. [via FPO]

"Faces from Places" is a fundraising project from Print For Good, with a portion of proceeds going to Arthritis Research UK. Check out more charity prints at Print for Good.

In rural Pennsylvania, in a barn he built himself, Nicholas Gottlund runs eponymous publishing house Gottlund Verlag. He mainly publishes photography books with a special focus on found images and photos from the recent past. Last year he published a four-part series of short books from photographer Ed Panar called Salad Days, consisting of only photos the photographer took while still in high school. To complete the academic theme, each volume was released with the four quarters of a typical school year. For most publications, Gottlund also designs and prints a letterpress cover in his print shop, and constructs the books by hand.

To commemorate a new studio in Los Angeles, every title Gottlund publishes in 2013 will be somehow relate to California.

Check out the catalog over at Gottlund Verlag.


Suzanna Zak & Nicholas Gottlund, The Copier, 2012

Maggie Lee, Our Teen-Age Boys & Girls, 2012

Ed Panar, Salad Days 2, 2012