Artifex: Leonard Baskin and the Gehenna Press

Introduction

The early years of Gehenna Press

Baskin & Hughes

An Architect of the Page

“Of the making of books…”

Icones

Demons

Diptera

Honoring James Baldwin

The Oresteia

Capriccio

Sibyls

An Architect of the Page : The Centaur

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The Centaur is a landmark imprint in the history of twentieth-century type design. In this seminal publication, Bruce Rogers first showcased his most famous typeface, which he designed and cut as a revival of Nicholas Jenson’s fifteenth-century typefaces. The font, Centaur, is named after the publication.

Maurice de Guérin. The Centaur. Printed by Bruce Rogers at the Montague Press, 1915.