Book design services for the design of trade books, self published books, and limited editions. Book design, cover design, and dust jacket design, for authors, publishers, museums, and university presses. My book design offers a sensitive application to digital typography, from a background in metal typography, handmade limited editions, and fine book binding.

For over twenty-five years my work with books has included:

• book composition, book design, Website design

• design using the computer

• making handmade books

• doing fine book binding

• fine printing with mechanical presses and handpresses

My undergraduate work was primarily in visual art including printmaking and photography.

Jeffrey Haste Book Design    Box 542 Cumberland    Maine 04021-0542    studio: 207 829 5038                             



Freelance design; book design; web design; book binding and book restoration. 1997-2011

Book designer, publisher, fine printer & bookbinder. Studio; Muse Press, 34 Danforth Street, Portland, Maine 04101. 1985-1995

Member, Advisory Board of Directors, Danforth Gallery, Portland , Maine (NAAO member): consultant, publications design, and exhibit curator. 1990-1994

Pressman, typographer, platemaker, The Anthoensen Press, Portland, Maine, printing fine letterpress for museums, historical societies and universities. 1985-1988

Assistant to Richard Gabriel Rummonds of the Plain Wrapper Press (the Director of The Institute for The Book Arts) at the Graduate School of Library Service, University, Tuscaloosa, AL. Designing and producing books by hand, as a teacher of binding and as a freelance graphic artist for the University Development Office. 1981-1984



Maine Chapbook Design and publishing Award. 1994

ME Arts Commission Chapbook design and publishing Award. 1992

New England Foundation for the Arts grant for Insular Harmonies, a collaboration with Rebecca Goodale and Dennis Gilbert. 1990

MFA, University of Alabama Graduate School. 1984

McClellan Book Arts Award, U of A GSLS. 1982

BFA, The Rhode Island School of Design. 1974

Graduating Honors RISD. 1974

Scholastic Art Award, Commercial Design. 1965



The Curators Exhibit, Danforth Gallery, fall. 1998

Art of the Book, Portland Museum of Art, April – June. 1997

Artist’s Books: Text, Image, Form; Barn Gallery, Aug-Sept. 1994

Insular Harmonies, USM Art Gallery, Gorham, Maine, March. 1993

Artists In The Building, Danforth Gallery, Dec. 1991

To Support, To Acknowledge, To Promote; PSA – UMF Art Galleries. 1991-1992

The Maine Coast Artists Exhibit and Auction. 1989 & 1990

Crossover, Danforth Gallery Installation. 1990

The Artist’s Book, PSA Baxter Gallery. 1989

Union of Maine Visual Artists exhibit, Spring. 1989

Portland Public Library exhibition series, hand bookbinding. 1989

The University of AL Graduate Art Dept. Printmaking Exhibition. 1984

Bindings Influenced by Oriental Books, The New York Botanical Garden. 1983

The University of AL, GSLS Book Art Award Exhibit. 1982



American Craft Museum      LA County Museum      Cooper Hewitt Museum

New York Public Library    Maine State Library    Jack Lenor Larsen, Larsen Inc., New York   

Portland Rm., Portland Public Library, ME         Jim Mundy, Harp Publications, ME        

Thomas Woodward Thomsem, ME Book Antiquarian



Book design for Deerbrook Editions 2002-20016

Poems from the Pond by Candice Stover 2007

A Celebratory Dinner at the Villa Costanza, including Authentic Abruzzi recipes, by Donato fortebraccio 2007

Prayer’s & Run-on Sentences, poems by Stuart Kestenbaum 2007

Ocean Drinker, New & Selected Poems by Carl Little 2006

Marlowe the Great Detective , children’s book by Katharine Whild 2005

My Godfather’s Italian Fish Tales; Seafood Recipes of Central & Southern Italian Influence, by Danato Fortebraccio 2004

Boy Land & Other Poems by Dawn Potter 2004

Poems: A Selection by William Claire 2004

House of Thanksgiving by Stuart Kestenbaum 2003

The Unexpected Aviary by L.R. Berger 2003

Following Their Footsteps by Stephen Clark 2003

Brothers of Morning by Martin Steingesser 2002

Home Movies, a collection of poems by Steve Luttrell, Big Bridge Press, book design. 1998

Presentation cases, Jim Daniels, photographer. 1996

Collecting for a College, presentation cases for the Museum of Art, Bowdoin College. 1995

This & That, poems by Steve Luttrell, Muse Press. 1995

Holding Patterns, by Candice Stover, Maine Chapbook Series, book design, Muse Press. 1994

The Voice of the Print; by Paul Caponigro. Muse Press. 1994

Julia Child’s France, 20 campaign presentation cases; Holt Hughes & Stamell agencyl. 1994

Conditions, book design, poetry by Steve Luttrell. 1992

Facsimile newspaper fragment, Anchor of the Soul, typography. 1992

LEXICA, an edition of 35 portfolios for The Marlborough Gallery NY & The Vinalhaven Press. 1992

The Elephant on the Tracks and Other Stories by John Rogers, ME Arts Commission, Muse Press. 1992

Red Goddess Poems by Karen Douglas, Cafe Review chapbook series, book design. 1992

Riding Buddha’s Bicycle by Pat Murphy, Cafe Review series, book design. 1992

A Noble & Dignified Stream, 3 deluxe full leather bindings for Neal Rolde & editors, York Historical Society.

A Campaign for Norway, 6 campaign presentation boxes; Holt Hughes & Stamell agency. 1992

The Vagaries, ten poems by Steve Luttrell, Muse Press. 1991

Five Etchings by John Hutlberg, 20 Portfolio cases, Richard Wilson & John Hultberg. 1991

Island Portfolio for Katarina Weslien, Charles Hewitt & Alison Hildreth. 1991

Cormorant Diving, a poem by Dennis Gilbert, prints by Rebecca Goodale, Muse Press. 1990

Salute to Authors Dinner, a keepsake for the Portland Public Library commemorative. 1990

Presentation cases for photographer Warren Roos. 1990

Whitebook, cases for photographer Jeff Stevenson. 1989

Holdfast, a collaboration with Rebecca Goodale, Muse Press. 1989

Voiceprints by David Walker, edition bookbinding for Romulus Editions. 1989

Inprofytible Boks, a fragment, opening from Barclay’s interpretation, “Ship of Fools,” PSA workshop. 1988

The Grateful Merman, collaborative keepsake with Pat Rossi & Laurie Downey. 1989

Oversized document archival portfolios; ME State Library/Rayer Conservation. 1988

The House On The Moon by Elizabeth Thomas, illustrated, designed, printed by hand, Muse Press. 1984

Return & Other Poems by Yannis Ritsos. Greek & English composition, Iron Handpress presswork and edition-binding for Parallel Editions, University AL. 1982-1983

The Origin of Sadness by Wright Morris, presswork, Parallel Editions. 1983

The Oak and The Carpenter, keepsake, Muse Press. 1983

Asseteague Refuge by Dev Hathaway, keepsake, Muse Press. 1982

A Blunder by Anton Chekov. A Christmas keepsake, Muse Press. 1982

A Blessing by James Wright, keepsake, Muse Press. 1981