Alces the Sad Moose
Alces the Sad Moose. Kent, Wash.: Red Door Studio, 1995. 35 x 43 cm.
Call Number: (BKRT)(FOP) PS 3566 .I383x A65 1995
COLOPHON: This edition of 24 copies was published by Danny Pierce, Red Door Studio in August 1995. Type: Text 18 point Spartan. Large letters cut in wood. Paper: Stonehinge. Presswork: Letterpress by Danny Pierce from original woodcuts. End Sheets: Canson Mi Teintes. Binding: Box covered in Belgian linen. This copy is number 6.
Danny finished printing Alces the Sad Moose--a "fairy tale" about the adventures of a moose and a polar bear who escape from a city zoo--in mid-August of this year, and sent it along to Special Collections just in time for this exhibition. By our count, this makes Danny's twenty-first limited edition publication. Danny also sent the woodblocks for the color separations for two of the prints in the book, plus photographs of himself cutting the woodblocks, making the separations, hand setting the type, and working up the press. This is characteristic of Danny's spirit of generosity and his enthusiasm for his work. All the personal recollections about his books that appear in each case have been written by Danny especially for this exhibition.