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Real Lead

Berkeley, California: Editions Koch, 2002

A humorous typographic specimen book designed to imitate the style of a fictional 19th century printing business on the Montana frontier. Printed by Hannah Berman, Karen Eng, Max Koch, Marina Luz, and Chadwick Bidwell, under the direction of Peter Koch. Hand-bound by Victoria Heifner using quarter cloth over Davey board with hand woven headbands and an extra spine lable tipped in. Cover board features a rodeo engraving printed in terra cotta, and text printed in green and marigold.

Book; 128 pp.    5 x 10.25 inches    125 copies.       $250.00

Cover of <i>Real Lead</i>. Announcement for <i>Real Lead</i>. Page from <i>Real Lead</i> showing the typeface Barnum. Page from <i>Real Lead</i> showing the typeface Caslon. Page from <i>Real Lead</i> showing the typeface Greco Adornado. Page from <i>Real Lead</i> showing unidentified wooden type.