|Hodgson and Cohen have continued to set a high standard since the release of their first collaboration The Temperamental Rose, which was part of an imaginative series of books on the topic of color. Cohen, who now lives in Seattle after many years in Massachusetts, has an established reputation as a fine press bookbinder. Over the past three decades, she has worked with the Gehenna Press, Pennyroyal Press, David R. Godine, the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum to name just a few. Hodgson began her career as a book designer in Vancouver after receiving a degree in archeology and a diploma in graphic design. She is also the author and illustrator of a number of popular novels including The Sensualist, The Tattooed Map and Lives of Shadows, where her sensibilities as an archeologist and collector are clearly visible. Together, Hodgson and Cohens' complimentary skills and paralleled interests make for nice bookends and we are all enriched by their contributions to fine press printing and book publishing. |
::With special thanks to Kate Farnady for allowing the use of her Cutting Paper video!