Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Pictorial Webster's

I'm sure you've heard about The Pictorial Webster's and have probably seen it passed around or own a copy yourself. If not, it's a visual dictionary, hundreds of pages of beautiful, antique engravings of animals, gadgets, and other goodies. Really neat.

the edition you may already know

But there's more to this story, which I learned from Kevin Mercer, a fellow printer who makes awesome posters, and that is that Pictorial Webster's started out as a small, handprinted, handbound, handeverything edition by Johnny Carrera of Quercus Press.

(my birthday is may 25th)

(just sayin')

Watch the video below, for an information and amazing description of the process that literally left me mouth agape.


  1. I have been wanting a copy of this and now I'm in even deeper object-lust...thanks for posting ~g

  2. That was awesome, Marianne. I always thought what you did was totally cool, but to see all those beautiful tools and all those detailed steps to getting to a final product is amazing. And that guy, I just wanted to hug him!