The type specimen: The book of war, mortification and love
Why do we choose to suffer voluntarily? Why do we choose family life, a monk's cell or a blood-drenched battlefield? These essays on voluntary suffering took Dutch poet and journalist Ruud Linssen more than 2 years to complete. Linssen herein links personal observations with historical and literary examples.
As this book is also a type specimen of the typeface Fakir, it is set in this blackletter. And to stress the suffering: this book is printed in the author's blood.
author Ruud Linssen
size 135 x 210 mm
cover cattle burned hard cover
extras cd-rom with eleven Fakir fonts for testing
printing in the author's blood
concept & design Underware
published 18 July 2010 by Underware
edition 2000, hand numbered
price € 24.50
Special offer: buy the typeface Fakir, and you'll get this publication for free!
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