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Ferrying artists and authors back from the 19th and early 20th centuries

charon's barque: a blog and miscellany

This blog is maintained by the publisher, Andrew Rickard.

Once in a while I may have a quote to share or something to say about book design, typography, and the joys of publishing, but I will never discuss current events or share pictures of my meals.

Between July 2020 and February 2022 the blog was hosted on Wordpress, which is a sickly, bloated pig of a content management system. In March 2022 I threw a curmudgeonly fit and switched over to this static web site. I code it by hand: it contains no JavaScript, and weighs less than 1 MB (images included). I still have to move over some of the old posts.

There's no RSS feed at the moment, but I plan to include one eventually.

Blogs and books are like sausages. It is better not to see them being made.

introductory posts