# 42538

MARTINEZ, Julia

Selected type faces from Red Rag Press collection

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Words by Julia Martinez. Townsville, Queensland : Red Rag Press, [2013]. Oblong octavo, stitch bound lettered wrappers, pp. [18], letterpress.

‘An artist’s book, hand set type on Van Gelders paper by Julia Martinez, a young woman who came from France to work and live at Red Rag Press for two months in 2013 to improve her English. As the back cover notes, it was traditional for early printeries to employ a “journeyman” specifically to print a type sampler of fonts available for use. These travelling compositors would sometimes use this opportunity to recollect their experiences and compose and print stories from their travels. Julia’s focus at Red Rag quickly became this book of decorative type samples which tells the story of her life in North Queensland and her introduction to Australia’s unique lifestyle.’ – Trove.