Suntup Editions is publishing a new printing of Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five in three editions: the artist edition (1000 copies), the numbered edition (350 copies), and the lettered edition (26 copies). It features illustrations by Julian De Narvaez and a frontispiece by Edith Vonnegut.
The elegant book design was done by Michael Russem of Katherine Small Gallery fame. Toshi Omagari’s revival of Berthold Wolpe’s Sachsenwald is used for title and chapter numbers, and Gimlet Text is used throughout. Gimlet Display is also peppered in for subtitles and lead-ins. As Gimlet’s designer, I can’t tell you how satisfying it is to see how it looks with the letterpress “bite” on the Stonehenge paper created by Bradley Hutchinson’s Heidelberg Cylinder press.