Some Problems with Red

One hundred copies printed on Zerkall Litho paper, bound in quarter cloth with paper covered boards and housed in a plexiglass slipcase.

10.5 x 4.75 inches, 28 pages.


Some Problems with Red encountered by Russell Maret while daydreaming in his studio and here explored with the aid of multichromatic letterpress consists of five short texts dealing with the difficulties of describing and reproducing color, each of which is paired with an illustration. As suggested by the title, the book is a whimsical project that grew out of my “General Color Theory” from Æthelwold Etc., and continues my recent exploration of alternatives to the photopolymer image-making techniques that I have been using for the last eight years. Four of the five illustrations are printed from linoleum, end-grain maple, or metal type ornaments, while the fifth is drawn in ink with a compass.