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~  Chad is featured in the 2014 PBS television series A Craftsman's Legacy
Season 1 episode 11, The Book Maker. Now available to stream online for free.

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The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Now Available! 

N EW book - Mole, Rat, Toad, Otter and Badger beckon you to join them in this new fine edition of their tale. You may remember them from your youth and were amused but a new journey just down stream, past Toad Hall and before the Wild Wood awaits!

A project four years in the making - this book includes 13 full color and nine 2 color illustrations by Vladimir Zimakov with an introduction from Peter Hunt.  

Visit the Mad Parrot Press website for ordering information.


In the Penal Colony
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The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Illustrated with linoleum cuts by Vladimir Zimakov
and an introduction by Peter Hunt

The celebrated and cherished classic tail of Mole, Rat and Toad's glorious adventures is available now!


end papers

75 regular edition copies of the book are quarter bound, rounded and backed, in a very dark moss green Natural Goat from Siegel Leather with a cinnamon cotton book cloth. The endpapers are a printed pattern on mocha Hahnemühle Bugra with a cloth inner hinge. The title is gilt in foil on the spine in copper and silver and the debossed panel on the front cover features Rat & Mole in a crossed oar emblem foiled in dull copper on grey-dyed goat. The text is set in 14pt Centaur and Arrighi and printed on custom-made, cotton rag paper from Papeterie Saint-Armand developed especially for this book. Interwoven throughout the book are thirteen multi-color and nine 2 color illustrations by Vladimir Zimakov, with an introduction from Peter Hunt. All this in large format folio size; 148 pages, 10.25 x 14″ (26×35.5 cm). Price per book: $2000.00 or 2070.00 with slipcase.

The Hunter Gracchus by Franz Kafka

More Kafka! In the works here at Deep Wood Press featuring a freshly commissioned literary translation by Jamie Searle Romanelli. It's been a few years coming but will arrive soon.


  New and recent Books : (click title to see details)
  • In the Penal Colony, by Franz Kafka in a special new translation by Breon Mitchell with six intaglio prints by Dellas Henke. Printed in 3 colors on Somerset Book White with three special copies on NOS Barcham Green “Windhover” paper in an edition of 30 books plus 6 artist proofs and the 3 specials.10 1/8 x 13 1/4 x 5/8″ (25.5 x 33.5 x 1.6cm) before box or slipcase.
  • Moon as Bright as Water, by Qin Guan translated by William McNaughton and poet/translator David Young. First English translation of 11th century Chinese master consisting of 16 poems, an introduction by McNaughton, afterword by Young and printed in 3 colors. 10 1/2 x 7 3/4 with slipcase, numbered. 
  • The Mad Angler Poems, by Michael Delp with 5 hand colored wood engravings by Chad Pastotnik. A collection of  24 poems that examine our impact on the water and the natural world we were spawned from with humor and deadly truths. Printed in 2 colors on Magnani Revere Book in an edition of 71 books 10 of which make a special edition. 
  • Saturnalia, by H.P. Lovecraft with an original calligraph by Chad Pastotnik. Printed on Hahnemühle Schiller white paper. A lovely early poem celebrating the festival of Saturn traditionally occurring around December 15th.
  • The Mad Angler's Manifesto, by Michael Delp with a 7 color linocut reduction print by Chad Pastotnik. Printed on 175gsm Somerset Book Softwhite paper, sheet size 18 5/8 x 26 inches. Two separate editions of 50 and 36, signed and numbered by the author and artist.
  • If, (broadside) by Rudyard Kipling with a wood engraving by Chad Pastotnik. Printed on Domestic Etch off-white paper, sheet size 10 x 16" Limited edition of 55 signed and numbered copies.
  • The Path, by Sigrid Christiansen with 4 multi-color linoleum cuts by Chad Pastotnik. Printed on Hahnemühle Schiller white paper. A lovely small book form born from a song heard around a campfire.
  • The Trout in Winter, (broadside) by Jerry Dennis with a copper engraving by Glenn Wolff. Printed on handmade Somerset Textured off-white paper, sheet size 22.5 x 15.25" Limited edition of 65
  • The Intruder, by Robert Traver (John Voelker). With gorgeous wood engravings by Jim Westergard, a foreword by Richard F. Vander Veen and printed in 5 colors on Hahnemühle Schiller paper. The regular edition is now available.
  • Killing the Bear, by Judith Minty. Minty’s deeply felt, archetypal tale of confronting wild nature and self, Killing the Bear has never before been published on its own. With a foreword by Anne-Marie Oomen and wood engravings by Glenn Wolff.
  • There Be Monsters, by Chad Pastotnik. A little fable about how to walk in the woods. While my little story is short and sweet it does have an interesting plot twist. Featuring a six color linoleum cut and hand color work on that and a wood engraving also by Chad Pastotnik.
  • The Changeling's Exile, by Gerard Wozek. A long poem of an anguished soul lamenting his unfortunate switch at birth by the faerie folk. Accompanied with a copper engraving by Chad Pastotnik.
  • The Frogs Who Wished A King, Aesop's, versified by Mrs. Clara Doty Bates (1873). A childrens book, of sorts, with five intaglio prints by Chad Pastotnik. Sold Out
  • Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad. A new edition heavily illustrated by Marc Castelli in a large format (9x12" page) and printed in 3 colors on Hahnemühle Biblio paper. Designed and produced for the Chester River Press and printed here at DWP. Sold Out
                      Recent and upcoming events:


October 10th - 3-5pm, The Nature of Book Art: A WordView Presentation. Chad Pastotnik presenting examples of the fine press books he designs and prints at Deep Wood Press and will talk about the process and special considerations one must make in hand-crafting multiple-page works of illustration and text. Lowell, MI

October 28-30th - Oak Knoll Fest XXI, originally scheduled for October 2020 and then postponed to October 2021, was held virtually and hosted by Getman's Virtual


March 5-6th - Oxford Fine Press Book Fair. The Fair runs over a Saturday and Sunday with around 100 stands for presses, dealers, suppliers, and related organisations. Oxford University, Oxford, UK

April 10-13th - CODEX VIII, The CODEX International Book Fair and Symosium includes hundreds of individual artists' tables as well as booksellers/galleries who represent other artists. Craneway Pavilion 1414 Harbour Way South Richmond, California

April 23rd - The Manhattan Fine Press Book Fair in conjunction with the Manhattan Vintage Book and Ephemera Fair. Directly across the street from the Armory, The Church of St. Vincent Ferrer, 869 Lexington Ave at 66th St. NY, NY.


CODEX Foundation Special Project - WORDS on the Edge: Broadside Portfolio. The portfolio, consisting of twenty-six poems and lyrical texts addressing themes of nature and its irresponsible destruction, is a part of an international artist's intervention—EXTRACTION: Art on the Edge of the Abyss. Twenty-six notable poets, artists, and writers have been paired with an equal number of highly regarded letterpress printers from four countries; each has been invited to produce an editioned broadside/print especially for this portfolio.

I was fortunate enough to be paired with David James Duncan to produce his piece "One River" for this project.


One River, by David James Duncan


 Apprentice Position

2022 The apprentice position. When I'm looking it will be listed on Briar Press, the CBAA, the Book Arts Classified and the usual listservs. Not much will happen with this until Covid-19 is less of a worry but please reach out if interested in details.

Some of the current work available ~ click on any image for more information

In the Penal Colony The Trout in Winter Bower - Terrance Hayes Changeling Deluxe
The Changeling's Exile The Path deluxe The Path The Path The Intruder deluxe
Killing the Bear There Be Monsters Mad Angler Poems deluxe The Intruder regular Wind in the Willows broadside

Nice little blurb from the Sept/Oct 2011 issue of ForeWord Reviews magazine. Click here to see the full story.

ForeWord Magazine blurb

Printing the center throw-out for Conrad's Heart of Darkness on a Kelly 2 press at Seely's Printing Service in Charlevoix, MI. The sheet is 35.5x12", a little too big for any current press in possesion at DWP. That's Dale from Seely's running the beast and Chad at the delivery end.

Ernest Hemmingway's "Along with Youth
Type set on a curve with circular quads to produce the title for Ernest Hemmingway's Along With Youth. Wood Engraving by Jim Horton.


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