The Plain Wrapper Press Redux Team

SANDY TILCOCK of lone goose press has been involved with traditional book arts for over 30 years. In 1987 she completed an MFA in Book Arts at the University of Alabama, where she had the privilege of studying letterpress printing with the Institute’s director, Gabriel Rummonds. In 1989 Tilcock founded lone goose press, located in Eugene, Oregon. In 2018 lone goose press relocated to Bisbee, Arizona. From the start, the press has promoted book arts and focused on works fostering conversation about community, social justice and environmental ethics. In 1999 Tilcock established Knight Library Press at the University of Oregon and served as its Director until its closure in 2006. Tilcock has had the privilege of working with noted authors including Wendell Berry, Barry Lopez, W. S. Merwin, Naomi Shihab Nye, Pattiann Rogers, Gary Snyder, Kim Stafford, William Stafford, and Terry Tempest Williams. Private collectors and more than 70 institutions have lone goose press publications among their holdings, including The British Library, The Brooklyn Museum, Brown University, Stanford University, Texas Tech, The University of California-Berkeley, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and Yale University. In 2014 The Art of Being Unseen was released. This catalog chronicles Tilcock’s letterpress work from 1986 to 2013.