A typographical exploration into Edgar Allan Poe's short story, "The Masque of the Red Death". The drama and suspense of the tale builds around a mysterious character who ultimately personifies the Black Plague. The structure of the book is built around the increasing energy and thrill leading up to the moment of crisis when the Black Plague inevitably interrupts the festivities of Prince Prospero's secluded castle.
The title page of the book was printed on an antique letterpress at the Cal Poly Shakespeare Press Museum with an uncatalogued wooden typeface. The book was bound with red hemp and printed on ultra bright white paper; the cover is made from textured mat board.