What goes in a colophon?

For your final projects, you will be asked to include a colophon. A colophon can contain various types of information about your book, and in the case of artists books in particular, many times includes notes about materials and typefaces used, along with edition number.

Here’s a nice collection of samples of colophons:


2 thoughts on “What goes in a colophon?”

    1. Hi Nancy. This blog post is almost a year old, and the website it linked to isn’t being maintained anymore, which is why you’re seeing the webpage for “huge domains.” If you’re looking for samples, try doing a Google search/image search for colophons. Here are some other links you may find helpful:


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