Cultural & Theoretical Studies Senior Lecturer, Jess Baines, has contributed a chapter to Natural Enemies of Books: A Messy History of Women in Printing and Typography.
The book 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. It highlights the print industry’s inequalities and proposes a takeover of the history of the book.
Edited by feminist graphic design collective MMS (Maryam Fanni, Matilda Flodmark and Sara Kaaman), Natural Enemies includes several new essays and poems by Kathleen Walkup, Ida Börjel and Ulla Wikander, as well as Jess’s contribution looking at British feminist printers.
The book is available from Occasional Papers: https://occasionalpapers.org/product/the-natural-enemies-of-books/