Natural Enemies of Books: A Messy History of Women in Printing and Typography
Maryam Fanni, Matilda Flodmark and Sara Kaaman (Eds.)
Occasional Papers, 2020
‘Natural Enemies of Books’ is a response to the groundbreaking 1937 publication ‘Bookmaking on the Distaff Side’, which brought together contributions by women printers, illustrators, authors, typographers, and typesetters, highlighting the print industry’s inequalities and proposing a takeover of the history of the book. Edited by feminist graphic design collective MMS, the publication includes newly commissioned essays and poems, conversations with former typesetters Inger Humlesjö, Ingegärd Waaranperä, Gail Cartmail, and Megan Downey, and reprints of the original book and other publications.