An artistic re-invention of Norwegian polar explorer and humanitarian Fridtjof Nansen’s refugee passport for post-Great War Europe. The fine press book, designed and conceived by artist Anneli Skaar, is a climate refugee passport for humanity, using Nansen’s own words in a contemporary context, inviting consideration on how to meet the pressing issues of climate migration with wisdom from the past.
Claudia Cohen and Julie Paschkis, "Idyll VII- The Harvest Feast" a 5th century fragment by Theocritus, innovator of bucolic poetry in ancient Greece. The entire book is hand stenciled and lettered with gouache. Bound in goatskin vellum by Claudia Cohen.
Boundaries is a collaborative project between Presidential Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco and contemporary landscape photographer Jacob Bond Hessler. Blanco’s poems and Hessler’s photographs together investigate the visible and invisible boundaries of race, gender, class, and ethnicity in the United States.
A collection of woodcuts inspired by the lyrics of his good friend, celebrated musician and long-time collaborator, Sting. The plates which center on the dying shipbuilding industry in Sting's hometown, Newcastle, follow a theme that has informed Sting and Hannock's work for the last several years.
Two Ponds Press is devoted to celebrating and reinventing the fine art press. We curate projects with world-renowned artists to create new and exciting works of fine printing.
Our mission is to collaborate with some of today’s leading writers, artists, photographers, designers, printers and bookbinders on projects in a variety of fields. Our list of upcoming books includes poetry, children’s literature, photography, culinary arts, history and more. Original material presented in classic and modern formats will be our hallmarks.
We are rooted in the traditions of classic fine printing, but also explore the newest technologies available. Metal type letterpress, polymer plates, photogravures, wood engravings, etchings and more will all be utilized in the creation of our books, portfolios and broadsides.
Two Ponds Press also represents several other fine presses:
Sarah Horowitz of Wiesedruck
D.R. Wakefield of Chevington
Peter Bogardus of Khelcom New York
Two Ponds Press
P.O. Box 687
Rockport, Maine 04856
+1 207 236 8665
Peggy Gotthold - Binder
Robert Bringhurst - Writer & Designer
Claudia Cohen - Binder
Katie MacGregor - Papermaker
Michael Russem - Designer
Gravity Press Experimental Print Shop
Brandon Graving - Master Printer
Wingate Studio - Printer