Feb 21, 2012

a rectangle of radiant simplicity

The finished product was a rectangle of radiant simplicity, an unfancy, richly hued blank presence that was the predictable result, Barrett insisted, of selecting proper materials, preparing them in patient, time-honored ways and approaching their manufacture with a spirit of total dedication. “This is pretty much how it was done for 1,800 years,” he remarked. “By hand. One sheet at a time.”
mark levine, on timothy barrett, in the new york times.
[thx ben]
barrett worked at twinrocker paper for a while. the mark of the maker is a short documentary about them, and is worthwhile.

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