I set this short story by my friend, Jami, as an opportunity to practice setting a large amount of type, preparing the book for printing, and ultimately hand binding. I paired the text with Japanese Ukiyo-e woodblock prints to illustrate the dramatic mountain and ocean scenes the author describes. The cover is a collage of scenes from Hokusai’s famous 36 Views of Mount Fuji, while the interior plates are from Hiroshige. The stab binding I finish the book is a traditional style for binding handmade books in Japan.

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