Book of Things, poems
by Ted Kooser
with drawings by Joe Ruffo
Each of these twenty-six poems about small objects-spark plugs,
fuses, coils of wire, hinge-is illustrated with a miniature hand
drawn and computer scanned illustration. Printed on Fabriano
Ingres paper, the edition was case-bound in patterned paper with
leather spine & slipcase by Campbell-Logan Bindery 8 3/4
x 5 1/2 inches. 30 copies signed by poet and artist/printer.
71 pp. 1995.
Quintet No. 3 for Winds
for John Moran
by Randall Snyder with engravings
by Joe Ruffo
This music score by University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor
of music Randall Snyder was printed from photoengraved plates
on Magnani Incisioni paper. Mr. Ruffo has illustrated the work
with two single-page and four double-page plexiglass engravings
printed in black with one blue element. Forward and colophon
are set in Unviers. Enclosed in black clamshell case with a cassette
recording and sheet from the composer's sketch book. "artist
and composer have combined forces. They reach out to the musician
who will perform the piece and to the audiences who will appreciate
both book and music" -Elaine Smyth, Bookways, July 1992.
25 pp. 25 hand-numbered copies signed by composer and printer/illustrator.
15 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches. 1991.