Walt Whitman – “On typesetting” and “A Font of Type”

July 31st, 2013 Walt Whitman - "On typesetting" and "A Font of Type"

Broadside of the Whitman poem “A Font of Type” and Whitman’s prose “On typsetting.” Image created for plate from Caslon letters making up Walt Whitman’s name, designed by Kevin McFadden. Limited edition of 100.

“From the Towers” – Heather McHugh

July 31st, 2013 "From the Towers" - Heather McHugh

“From the Towers,” by Heather McHugh. Designed by Kevin McFadden and printed at the Virginia Arts of the Book Center, 2008. Signed by the poet for her appearance at the 2008 Virginia Festival of the Book. Originally published by POETRY magazine, text here.

Two Poems, Two Poems – Charles Wright, Charles Simic

July 31st, 2013 Two Poems, Two Poems - Charles Wright, Charles Simic

A handsome, jacketed, letterpressed, signed limited edition print of two broadsides featuring poems of Charles Wright (“Cowboy Up” and “Hasta La Vista Buckaroo”) and Charles Simic (“Solitude” and “Dark is the Night”), adorned with original ink drawings by Frank Riccio. Printed in celebration of their reading at the 2008 Virginia Festival of the Book. Limited […]

“The Right Words” Kelly Cherry broadside

July 31st, 2013

Power Poems Contest Winner: Laura McKee

February 1st, 2013

The Virginia Arts of the Book Center is pleased to announce that Laura McKee of Seattle, WA, is the winner of the “Power Poems” poetry contest. Her poem “Good Behavior / White Salmon” will be made into a limited-edition letterpress broadside by VABC artists. Contest poems were to engage the theme of power. Other finalists for […]

Taps broadside

May 10th, 2012 Taps broadside

“Taps” by Anne Harding Woodworth was the winner of the 2011 Musical Mood Contest. “Taps” was originally published in TriQuarterly, Issue 129, 2007. Ink drawing for plate by Frank Riccio, typeset by Kevin McFadden, and letterpress printed by hand at Virginia Arts of the Book Center, a program of Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Charlottesville, […]

Pip, Mid-Sea broadside

July 27th, 2011 Pip, Mid-Sea broadside

“Pip, Mid-Sea” is a poem by Hailey Leithauser that won the VABC “Chapter Verse” poetry contest (poems about books) with her poem in the vein of Moby Dick. The image is pen-and-ink artwork by Frank Riccio, for a two-plate process. Typeset by Kevin McFadden. Riccio and McFadden printed the broadside in a limited edition of […]

Green Poems Broadside Finished!

July 2nd, 2010 Green Poems Broadside Finished!

Join us in celebrating the publication of the winner of the 2009 “Green Poems” broadside contest–Jnanam MacIsaac. Click on the image to see what the collaboration with VABC Artist Frank Riccio yielded, a limited edition of 100 copies. (It’s even better in the pear-flesh.) Broadsides will be available for $45 ($35 for members). A limited […]

Back Story Poster

June 24th, 2009 Back Story Poster

Catherine Moore

TypeAThon Poster

June 24th, 2009 TypeAThon Poster

Catherine Moore