A very small press publishing experimental and poetic work in non-traditional formats, from hand-printed cards to computational book art systems: Many things that others don’t find fit to print.
Proprietor: Nick Montfort · Boston & New York · email@example.com
Bad Quarto is a private press (and listed in the International Register of Private Press Names) that produces work for fun, teaching, and exchange, but also has a retail site and offers some of its publications for sale — there, at the MIT Press Bookstore in Cambridge, MA, and online via the Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, MA. 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
Web-based literary journal for short, computational work.
Taper 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.