Allan Fleming's Many Worlds
Original printed wraps. 96 pp. Octavo.
DA 62 (Spring 2008) features a focus on the design career of Allan Fleming, and is guest-edited by Allan's daughter Martha Fleming. The articles include Allan Fleming's Many Worlds: Making Design History in Canada by Martha Fleming, A Brief and Partial Chronology of the Life and Work of Allan Robb Fleming by Martha Fleming, Autobiographical Fragments and Canadian Nationalisms by Allan Fleming, Of Gravestones, Lettering and Circus Wagons: A Look at the Work of Allan Fleming by Robert Tombs and The Fleming Files: A Preliminary Survey of Archival Evidence by Devin Crawley & Martha Fleming.
The Rogue's Gallery features Carl Dair.
The Dingbat, Ornament and Fanciful Initials feature includes half a dozen headpieces, seven very large initials and a set of eleven smallish boxed initials.
The occasional photographs include two images taken by Thaddeus Holownia at the Gaspereau Wayzgoose in Kentville, Nova Scotia in October of 2007.
Printed offset on the Heidelberg KORD at the printing office of the Porcupine's Quill in the Village of Erin, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada.
Smyth sewn into 16-page signatures. With coloured endleaves, hand-tipped, front and back.
Keepsake laid in was designed by Allan Fleming's daughter-in-law Debbie Adams and features a photograph of her grandfather painting signs in Nanaimo in the 1940s. Printed digital four-colour on an Indigo Press at Ampersand Printing (Guelph).
The cover was printed offset by Tim Inkster at the Porcupine's Quill and features a drawing of Allan Fleming's logo designed for Canadian National Railways.
Allan Fleming (l) and Charles Harris, director of public relations, CN, at the launch of the iconic logo, Montreal 1960.