issue 005


SW005 contains a total of 80 pages, including poetry and two essays. We use traditional bookbinding and printmaking techniques to craft this limited edition issue. The edition is hand numbered and limited to 100. $12  » Purchase via Etsy



E. Kristin Anderson, Catherine Arra, Tammy Bendetti, Alyse Bensel, Sheila Black, Ariella Carmell, Susana H. Case, Su Cho, A.E. Clark, James Croteau, Carlina Duan, Patrick James Errington, Wren Hanks, Sonja Johanson, Eve Kenneally, Michal Leibowitz, Minadora Macheret, Laura K. McRae, Natalia Mujadzik, Tanya Muzumdar, JoDean Nicolette, Susan Rich, Thadra Sheridan, Shakeema Smalls, and Amanda Stovicek.

cover & binding

Sugared Water‘s fifth issue is bound in a hand-pulled print cover, this time a combination of screenprinting and letterpress. The title and numeral are both letterpress set with vintage wood type on the bed of a Vandercook Proof Press (at Tiger Lily Press in Cincinnati, Ohio) and the screened portion is a two color, hand drawn image of the far side of the moon. Design, printing & binding by printmaker Nicci Mechler.

process images


Below are images of all the letterpress elements, type locked up on the Vandercook proof press, as well as a few details of various numeral 5 impressions. The type is inked by hand with brayers, colors combined in a unique way for each print.