APPLIED DESIGN FOR PRINTERS, written by Harry L. Gage, was published in 1920. The subtitle of the book is a perfect description: A handbook of the principles of arrangement, with brief comment on the periods of design which have most strongly influenced printing. Although nearly a hundred years old, the book remains a useful reference, not only to printers, but also to all those people who practice desktop publishing these days. The contents cover the surface, the materials of design, the qualities of design, proportion, balance, symmetry, variety, motion, and ornament; they also include a chapter on periods of design that have most influenced printing, plus a glossary of terms of design as applied to printing.
The book contains 140 pages, with 47 illustrations - essential for conveying design concepts.
The book is bound in cloth-covered boards, with a glossy dust-jacket.
The Plum Park Press miniature edtion of APPLIED DESIGN FOR PRINTERS has overall dimensions of 75 x 73 x14 mm (3 x 2-13/16 x 1/2 inches). The edition will be limited to 20 copies, priced at $40 each plus $5 for shipping and handling.