Andy Jenkins founded Bend Press with a hand-made zine in 1986, then pushed Bend's progression, issue by issue, until finally publishing his first, critically acclaimed book, "I Check the Mail Only When It Has Arrived," in 1994 (currently, copies of "I Check the Mail..." are known have sold for as much as $300). The follow up was "Valley," by novelist, Mike Daily, which delved into unorthodox typography and layout. Bend has experimented with formats, content, contributors, design and printing techniques throughout the various publications. Jenkins guides each project — be it an off-set printed book, or a limited edition, hand-bound zine — with care, from concept, to layout, printing and marketing strategies.
"I CHECK THE MAIL ONLY WHEN CERTAIN IT HAS ARRIVED"