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The Broadside The Trout In Winter printed at Deep Wood Press.

Chad Pastotnik, founder of Deep Wood Press began this lifes work as a printmaker focussing on the intaglio process's of engraving and mezzotint and the relief process of wood engraving. Book binding started happening in 1990 which led to letterpress shortly after. The cohesion of fine art prints in the hand bound book form accompanied by precision hand-set letterpress printing of various texts is the primary focus of Deep Wood Press.

This is a list of broadsides and books that we've produced over the years:


WHERE THEY RUN, (2001) Intaglio engraving by Glenn Wolff and type setting by Chad Pastotnik.  This print appears as the end papers in a book by Peter Kaminsky titled The Moon Pulled up an Acre of Bass.  Where They Run is a accurate, scale map of the northern tip of Long Island and the landmarks of the locale needed to fish sea bass with.  Printed on mould made White Rives BFK paper (280 gsm).  Text font: 10 to 36 pt. Baskerville Roman, Italic and small caps.  Intaglio plate size 10 1/2 by 14 inches, sheet size 15 1/2 by 19 1/2 inches Signed by Glenn and Chad, numbered, limited edition of 20 prints.  $250.00

THE TROUT IN WINTER, (2000), Verse by Jerry Dennis, intaglio Engraving by Glenn Wolff and Type Composition and Design by Chad Pastotnik.  Jerry's reflections on natural beauty and his love of trout combined set the stage for verses extolling the prowess of Opus Salvelinus.  Click here to view other books authored by Jerry Dennis.  Printed on handmade Somerset textured off-white paper.  Text font: 24 pt. Baskerville Roman and Italic.  Intaglio plate size 12 x 18 inches, sheet size 15 x 21 inches. Signed by Jerry, Glenn and Chad, limited, numbered edition of 60 prints.  $300.00


Coming soon:

THE LEGEND OF MINISENS, (2002), a collaborative project.  Written by Judith Hitz and containing nine original prints, three each by Meredith Krell, Chad Pastotnik and Steve Toornman - wood engravings, intaglio and linoleum cuts. Type set in the font of Baskerville and impressed onto Hannemuhle Biblio paper gathered into a strap binding in three sections. Edition of 30 books, 7 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches, signed and numbered by the writer and artists, 28 pages.  Available November 2002.

JOHN VOELKER, A Portfolio and Essay, (spring 2003), an essay written by Jerry Dennis with five original intaglio etchings from Ladislav Hanka.  More details will be posted as the project progress's.  Edition of 150

NORTH COUNTRY JOURNAL, (2001), by John Van Dyke.  A collection of twenty poems from this retired literature professor of Chicago's Northwestern University.  Ten linoleum cuts by the authors granddaughter, Andrea Van Dyke, grace these poems which were hand set in the font of Garamond with Baskerville titling and printed on Domestic Etch paper.  Edition of 150 (not numbered) coptic bound into 
St-Armand paper covers and a additional 50 books quarter bound in boards covered in handmade Richard De Bas floral paper and green cloth spine, numbered and signed by the author and printer.
6 x 7 1/4 inches, 60 pages.  $35.00 and $60.00

GOD IN ALL, A Gallery of Discovery, (2000), by Cara B. Hochhalter.  A insightful look at our relation and interaction with God.  Included in this portfolio are 10 original linoleum cuts with accompanying text, both by author,  and an introduction and colophon.  Hand set type in the fonts of Baskerville and printed on Stonehenge Cream paper and wrapped in a portfolio of Larroque Mouchette with Fabriano Roma title pieces.  A edition of 200, twenty two pieces, 7 1/2 x 10 inches, signed by author.  $45.00

WHITE WHISPERS, (2000), Drawings and writings by Jean S. Lang.  This book is comprised of 15 illustrated poems that span consecutive winters in Michigan's upper peninsula.  The covers for this book were produced at Deep Wood Press on St-Armand Elephant Gray paper using the font of Lydian and also highlight a line cut produced form one of Jean's drawings.  Edition of 100 books, 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, 32 pages, signed and numbered by author.  $15.00

GRAND RAPIDS ART METALWORK 1902-1918,(1999), by Don Marek. A comprehensive volume that explores the work and roles of the Arts and Crafts movement in the midwest. Specifically, examining The Forest Craft Guild, Forest Mann, Stickley Brothers, and the Grand Rapids School in context. Jewelry, Lighting, Jardinières and findings. A deluxe edition of 250 books that varies from the trade edition by the inclusion of two wood engravings and six line cuts by Chad Pastotnik as introduction, chapter heads, and colophon on Gutenberg paper. Quarterbound in University of Iowa paper "PC4" over "PC4- G" covered, beveled boards with Twinrocker "Rustler" doublures.  11 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches, 114 pages, 110 b&w and 118 color photos, signed and numbered by author. $150.00 (trade edition $70.00 from author)

HERE, (2000), by Judith Mabee.  A collection of six poems.  Printed in the font of Drew on Twinrocker Simons Green paper in a loose portfolio of the same.  A edition of twenty five, 6 pieces plus portfolio, 6 x 7 3/4 inches. NFS

THERE BE MONSTERS, (1998), Short story, wood engraving and a linoleum cut by Chad Pastotnik. Told from the monsters perspective, kind of fun. Hand set in Lutetia with swash characters and printed on Neenah Classic Laid (deluxe) and Classic Laid Writing (reg.) paper. 25 books bound deluxe on straps woven into Iowa PC4 paper and 150 books pamphlet bound into Gray Flax Canal paper. Hand colored wood engraving and linoleum cut, 10 pgs. 5 1/4 x 5 inches. $50.00 and $35.00 Numbered and signed deluxe only.

HERMAION, (1997): A book of poems by Terry Wooten who is well known throughout the midwest and beyond as a traveling poet practicing the art of oral tradition and also for being host and founder of Stone Circle. The wood- engravings are original blocks made by Chad Pastotnik. Hermaion is composed in handset type of Bernhard Booklet printed on Rives lightweight, and hand- bound with Amate straps onto India Hemp paper boards . 24 pgs., 5 wood engravings, 5 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches. Edition of 50 books, numbered. $80.00 

THE TREE, (1997): A poem by James Schimmel commissioned by J.S.'s daughter regarding the passing of a childhood friend (the tree). Handset in Lydian type printed on dampened Hahnemuhle Gutenberg paper. Original copper engraving (intaglio) by Chad Pastotnik. Case bound into aspen boards, black leather spine, silver foil title on spine. 12 pgs., 1 ills. & 3 hand colored line cuts, 7 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches. Edition of 15 books, numbered. $80.00

SATURNALIA, (1996): A poem by H.P. Lovecraft regarding a holiday for Saturn in ancient Rome. Handset in Twentieth Century Modern printed on Domestic Etch paper. Original collagraph image, border embossments and wood engraving by Chad Pastotnik. Pamphlet stitched with full wrap Ingres Antique black covers letterpress printed. 4 pgs., 3 ills., 5 x 5 1/4 inches. Edition of 70 books. $20.00 

GREEN MAN, (1994, 2nd edition 98), Poems and intaglio prints by Chad Pastotnik. Based on the Archetype; A collection of reflections on the male psyche. Nine intaglio prints- 8 mezzotint and engravings on copper, 1 pop up intaglio print structure. Handset in Drew and printed on Johannot and Rives paper. Bound on leather straps woven into tooled leather covered boards, 40 pgs., 5 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches. Edition of 35 books (20 1st ed., NA); numbered and signed. $800.00

THE WORLD TREE, (1995): A collection of nature based poems by Bob Vance. Six engraving and mezzotint intaglio prints, 1 foldout, 2 pop ups, linoleum cut and 3 hand colored line cuts. Letterpress printed in the font Oxford onto Fabriano Rosapina paper. Coptic bound onto mahogany or aspen boards with intaglio and letterpress printed leather spine. 28 pgs., 6 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches. Edition of 35 books, numbered, signed. $450.00

THE CHANGELING'S EXILE, (1995): A prelude to a play by Gerard Wozek produced by Lionheart Theater Troupe, Chicago 1992. Eight line cut illustrations by Chad Pastotnik. Handset in Bernhard Modern Roman and Bernhard Booklet, printed on Somerset Book paper. 100 books quarterbound cloth, paper with letterpress printed jacket. 300 bound "buttonhole stitch" onto covers of sage Larroque Mouchette paper. 36 pgs., 5 1/ 2 x 6 1/2 inches. $60.00 and $35.00 



TREE, (1991): Poems and intaglio prints by Chad Pastotnik. About being in trees in general. Thirty eight engravings and mezzotints printed on Arches heavyweight paper, 12 pages of text set in Bembo produced offset. Die cut "windows" on various Japanese papers separating text and prints in various paneled ways. Coptic bound into aromatic cedar boards covered with Amate papers, hand engraved copper title plated on cover, 36 intaglio prints, 74 pgs., 6 x 8 inches. Edition of 50 books, numbered and signed. $1200.00 - no longer available 

NATURE & GOOD-BYE, (1997): A book of three poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Emerson's existential essence and his reflections on man and nature. Nature & Good-Bye is a book composed entirely in handset type of the font Bernhard Booklet, and hand bound with cover boards of hand made Larroque Mouchette, hot foil stamped and printed titling. 14 pgs., 3 hand colored wood engravings, 5 x 6 inches. Edition of 115 books, numbered $60.00 (This was printed as a keep sake for the 97 Typocrafters Conference in IA) 




North Country Journal
White Whispers
Grand Rapids Art Metalwork 1902-1918
Center spread and 2nd title page of There Be Monsters
Hermaion title page
Evening Twilight broadside
Where They Run broadside

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