Alphabetical Lichencounters
By Alisa Golden Berkeley, California: never mind the press, 2015. Edition of 40.

5 x 7"; 10 pages. One-sheet folded book. Letterpress printed from handset Univers and wood type and photopolymer plates on Stonehenge, a thick, acid-free paper. Laid in a tan Stonehenge title folder that contains the colophon as well as the title. Signed and numbered by the artist.

Alisa Golden: "In this special alphabet book, drawings of a variety of California lichen are printed in the counters (the open areas) of selected wood type letters. Also printed from handwritten text are the intriguing and poetic names in Latin and English, such as 'crowned pixie-cup' and 'seaside tube lichen,' 'wolf lichen,' and 'hopeful beard' lichen. … In the center folded section is a prose poem about lichen and their symbiotic relationship, how humans cannot cultivate them, and how they are pollution predictors."