The first person to inspire me to make books was Kitty Maryatt at the Scripps College Press. Founded as an experimental typographic laboratory in 1941, the press commissioned its own typeface from Frederic W. Goudy, the letter-cutting rock star also responsible for Copperplate Gothic and Goudy Old Style.

Since Scripps, I’ve had the chance to learn from many experts in the craft—Zhang Ping, Melissa Jay Craig, Miles DeCoster, Hooshang Partovi, and the list goes on.

Without these teachers, the list of Ma Nao Books titles and accomplishments would be much shorter.

Selected books & broadsides

China under the Covers, forthcoming, see more about this title
Chinese Dreams, edition of 25, 2014, see more about this title
Steel Standing: 10 Things to Love about an Iconic Bridge, edition of 15, 2012, see more about this title
Saucymorons, Volume I, edition of 25, 2012, see more about this title
L'Invitation au Voyage, by Charles Baudelaire, edition of 25, 2011, see more about this title
Two Lives, edition of 50, 2010, see more about this title
A Tango Diary, edition of 50, 2009, see more about this title
A Tango with Ataturk, edition of 10, 2008, see more about this title
Bahia Night, edition of 50, 2003, see more about this title
Beijing Heart: A Tiananmen Story, by Larry Hanbrook, edition of 100, 1999, see more about this title
portfolios, edition of 50, 1999
perpetual calendars, edition of 50, 1998
address books, edition of 50, 1997
The Grinch Who Stole Christmas (collaboration), one of a kind, 1992
Slice of Time broadside, edition of 50, 1991, see more about this title
Wild Spaces: A Journal of Uncharted Thoughts, edition of 7, 1989
Fabrications (collaboration), edition of 45, 1989

Awards

MacDowell Colony residency, New Hampshire, 1999
Durfee Foundation fellowship, People’s Republic of China, 1996