Hunter Collection

Seen above is the book, The Etching of Figures, published in 1915. It was the first handmade book made by a single person since the invention of type. Dard made the paper using his water-powered mill, designed the artwork, designed and carved the typeface, then printed the book on an antique hand-operated press.

Featured here is Dard Hunter's watermark screen. Screens are vertically submerged into vats of paper pulp and water, turned, and raised out of the vat horizontally. The paper pulp stays on the screen while the water runs through it. The paper is then set to dry.

Seen here are Dard Hunter watermarks.