Publisher Mark E. Fischer and Publisher Emeritus Gabriel Rummonds relaunched Plain Wrapper Press in 2021. Its newest edition is Declaration of Sentiments, a 175th-anniversary re-publication of the fiery manifesto that emerged from the 1848 women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York. Two high-impact, three-color images by Susan Lowdermilk, and a new introduction by Carnegie Mellon’s Lisa Tetrault, Ph.D.
The Kallima Butterfly, three poems and a photogravure by John D. Wagner, was published last year. Both editions printed letterpress on handmade Velké Losiny paper by Sandy Tilcock. Handbound by Jace Graf at Cloverleaf Studio. Design and calligraphy by Jerry Kelly.
Later this year, Uncle Umberto’s Orchard, a short story by award-winning author Frederic Tuten, will be published with two multi-color screenprints by Gary Lichtenstein, inspired by original paintings by Tuten. Custom handmade paper by Papeterie Saint-Armand. Design by Gabriel Rummonds.
On March 1, 2022, the publishers and book designer Jerry Kelly spoke to The Grolier Club about the Plain Wrapper Press relaunch. Link to video.