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Double Dagger Issue 2 Collector's Edition

£40.00 / Sold Out

One hundred copies of the newspaper have been hand sewn at The Fine Book Bindery in Wellingborough and will be posted flat alongside a tube containing an editioned poster designed and printed by the Double Daggers. The poster measures 465 x 720mm and is the second Double Dagger poster, the first of which came with early subscribers to Issue 1 and is out of print.

You will also receive a custom envelope that has been made from the waste sheets of issue 2 - these are used to send out the regular edition. The envelopes are allocated on an entirely random basis and we will not be able to allocate a specific envelope for you.

“Justus Walbaum, a clergyman’s son from Steinlah, was apprenticed as a boy at the Konditorei where he learned to engrave pastry patterns into wood. Justus transferred this skill to letter-cutting and on setting up his type foundry in 1796 he began making typefounders’ matrices and tools…”

So begins issue 2 of Double Dagger whose pages, printed entirely from metal and wood type on a Heidelberg SBB Cylinder Press, are adorned with Monotype’s faithful interpretation of Justus Walbaum’s letters, in both the regular (series 374) and the bold (series 375). Number 2 arrives at an increased size of 16pp and contains articles and artwork from a mixture of some of our favourite printers, artists & writers.

Double Dagger issue 2, published in Autumn 2017 by Pat Randle and Nick Loaring, contains contributions from the following:

John Craig / Wood Engraver
Stanley Donwood / Artist & Writer
James Freemantle / St James Park Press
Paul Kershaw / Grapho Editions
Thomas Mayo / Thomas Mayo & Co
Geri McCormick / Virgin Wood Type
Edwin Pickstone / Glasgow School of Art
Spike / The Walden Press
Kiva Stimac / Popolo Press
Mark van Wageningen / Novo Typo

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