E-catalogue 55: 20% Off Continental Press Books

E-catalogue 55: 20% Off Continental Press Books

As a follow-up to our list of press books published in the British Isles, we present an offering of fine printing produced in Continental Europe between 1920 and the close of the twentieth century. What can be found by clicking the link below is a nice cross-section of books bearing the Bremer Press imprint, as well as that of Hans Mardersteig’s Officina Bodoni, among many others.

When viewed in conjunction with our previous list, one can see how profoundly printers, typographers, and designers influenced one another across the Channel: from the diffusion of the Arts & Crafts aesthetic to many German fine presses during the era leading up to the Second World War, to Christian Heinrich Kleukens's homage to the Doves Press in his Ernst Ludwig Presse edition of Shakespeare’s Works.

This list serves as a gentle reminder that however divided the world may seem, there is unity all around if one simply looks hard enough.