Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Newcity likes Rose Metal Press, Tiff Holland, and Jim Goar...

...and they say so in today's joint review of Holland's Betty Superman and Goar's The Louisiana Purchase. Reviewer Martin Northway writes:

The notion that “the medium is the message” is attributed to Marshall McLuhan, but the folks at Rose Metal Press seek to marry the media to the message with their individually designed, beautifully custom-printed editions of what they describe as “hybrid genres.” The result is books that could seem pricey and precious were it not for the fact that that they offer a perfect match to the right readers. The Brookline, Massachusetts-based (with a strong Chicago presence due to its co-founder’s local residence) publisher’s books aren’t for everyone, and that’s the point: they don’t need to be, considering each so gloriously fits its own highly personal niche.

You can read the whole thing here. Thanks to Northway for the thoughtful reviews!



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