The printing/production of Bad Quarto book objects and other literary matter is done using various systems and equipment, including:
- An Adana Eight-Five platen press, first made 1953, from c. 1975
- The Espresso Book Machines of the Harvard Book Store & the MIT Press Bookstore
- Epson & Commodore dot-matrix printers
- Standard consumer laser printers
- Flat panel displays connected to Raspberry Pi Zero computers
- The World Wide Web hypertext system from c. 1990
Hard West Turn
Nick Montfort, 2018—
5" × 5" × 320 pp. computer-generated novel.
This is the 2018 edition; Hard West Turn will be regenerated and published annually.
Edition of 13 (corresponding to the original 13 states) + 3 author’s proofs (red, white, and blue).
Copy-edited and designed by the proprietor; Produced on the MIT Press Bookstore Espresso Book Machine.
$130. Contact the proprietor to purchase a copy.
Christian Bök & Nick Montfort, 2016–2018
Folio of three 3.5" × 8.5" sheets in gold-colored case, numbered and initialed by the authors.
Edition of 100 + 10 author’s proofs; Printed on the Adana Eight-Five.
$12. Contact the proprietor to purchase a copy.
Collectively edited, Spring 2017–
Web-based literary journal for short, computational work.
hosts short computational poems and other literary work, composed under the strictures of poetic compression and using practices of sizecoding. The journal is to be published twice yearly, with the first issue
published in Spring 2018.
Nick Montfort, 2017
5" × 5" × 40 pp. book of poetry, MIT Press Bookstore Espresso Book Machine.
$9.99. Available exclusively at the MIT Press Bookstore, 301 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA.
Nick Montfort, 2017
Unique book object. Standard/reused computer hardware, free software OS and custom free software program.
Nick Montfort, 2014
5.5" × 8.25" × 252 pp. book, Harvard Bookstore Espresso Book Machine.
Nick Montfort, 2013
5.5" × 8.25" × 246 pp. book, Harvard Bookstore Espresso Book Machine.