By Emily Larned
Lordship, CT: Red Charming, 2010
Dimensions: 4.25 in X 11 in folded; 17 in X 11 in unfolded
Cover: Paper, self-cover with letterpress envelope
Binding: Hand-folded brochure
Process: Letterpress and photocopy
Color: Yellow and black ink on white paper with b/w images
Edition size: 200
Parfait shows off the new (old) styles for the season along with learned and witty commentary that will be appreciated by lovers of Labor Issues and Fashion Studies alike. This is a beautifully bright fold-out brochure with images sourced from out-of-print books, magazines, found newspapers, and old style sheets. A nice antidote to keeping up with fashion trends, complete with smart design and print from Emily Larned's Red Charming label.
Emily Larned is a writer, artist, designer, and printer who shares our love of self-publishing and collaboration. She is the co-founder, along with Bridget Elmer, of the organization Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts (ILSSA). Half Letter Press carries the wonderful ILSSA brochures 39 Kinds of Work, The DIY Ethic & The Craft of Developing Self, and What is Craft and Why Does it Matter?