Michael Rossum has been printing small collections of design artifacts for "The Closest Friends of Kat Ran Press" for a number of years. His most recent #7 is Designs on Shaw, a sweet little appreciation of interpretations of George Bernard Shaw's work.
The latest Kat Ran Press dive into philately includes a short essay by the woodcut artist Antonio Frasconi that appeared in "Art in America" in 1941.
Michael Russem and the staff of Kat Ran Press make small booklets that are packed with wonderfully curious design work.
Dwiggins, who off-handedly coined the term "graphic design," despised the design of U.S. currency and campaigned for a complete overhaul.
Michael Russem discusses Kat Ran Press' new book, a collection of stamp- and letter-infused collages by Ivan Chermayeff.
Niko Courtelis is a creative director, filmmaker, and, says the Kat Ran Press, "a butcher of stamps." Learn more about his book that collects his creative work.
One of my favorite small presses, Kat Ran Press has produced lovely illustrated New Year's greetings about designers' (AIGA Medalists') stamp designs, last year for example. This year, the greeting is devoted to type designers who designed currency, paper and coin.
Paste Papers of the Pioneer Valley, a handsomely designed and printed little volume, is a history of fine printing and binding in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, with special focus on decorated and paste papers and nineteen printers. Illustrated with full-page reproductions of nineteen paste papers with short biographies of their makers—”many of...