How to Use the World 2012 Letterpress with woodblock, etching and other mixed media. Bound using chamois leather with gold leaf over strawboard on 3mm mdf.
Edition of 3
How to Use the World was made as a study for a site specific text based work at Maggs Bros., antiquarian booksellers in Berkeley Square, London.
It is a reworking of a small volume of the same name published in 1688 wherein the author offers the reader rules to live by.
The small edition interpretation of this moral handbook was reduced to a single rule applicable to the life of the book dealer. In each case the rule, Patience, was rendered in a manner relevant to the departments within Maggs Bros. The work, a combination of illumination, calligraphy and printing, emerged as a kind of short history of book manufacture.