If you’re near Arcata, CA this Saturday, stop by Annabeth Rosen’s opening at Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery! Her work will be showing from April 6th through May 19th.
We just finished making 300 catalogs for the opening- and at 4.75″ x 6″ and 36 pages, the book has that intimate, pocket-sized feel. Don’t be fooled by its small size; this book has several features that make it really special: custom fly sheets printed on vellum, covers made with Bluebell custom cover stock, and some really nice-looking dust jackets. We were told the geometric pattern used on the dust jackets was actually the pattern from the designer’s linoleum tiles in her laundry room!
To see more info about Annabeth Rosen’s opening, check out the First Street Gallery page; to learn more about the Nina Zurier, the book’s designer, click here.
Last week we shipped over 500 books to The Traver Gallery in Seattle. For a project well beyond our typically short runs, I’d say production went very smoothly. This hardcover book was quarter bound with a blue-green Arrestox material with high-gloss white paper on the front cover only. It was then blind stamped (no foil) with the book’s title and finally cased in over the course of two days. If you happen to find yourself in Seattle from October 4th – November 11th, stop by the gallery to check out John Kiley‘s incredible glass sculptures.
This week we sent out a really great book (well, 200 of them actually) featuring illustrations – “Drawings Inspired by the City That Knows How” – by local artist Jeremy Fish. Most of us here at Edition One live in San Francisco and were delighted by the drawings. We ended up swapping stories about the dog-cat-rat guy and the tamale lady while casing the books in.
Casing in would be difficult, I was sure, because the hard cases were built with wood panels. But, of the 200 we did, there was only one tiny splinter to deal with. This project also called for a screen printed front and gold foil stamping on the spine, which was constructed with black leather using a quarter bind technique. Overall, I think it was a rather handsome effect well-suited to the contents of the book.
Did you know we offer slip cases? Well, we do! And they’re a very great way to present and preserve your books. Slip cases are like open boxes, custom fit to your book (or set of books). They can be foil stamped and work for soft or hard cover projects. Below are some photos of both. First we have a small hard cover book and its case in brown linen – “Taking My Leave” by Charles Katz Jr. from a few weeks ago.
Right now we’re working on the red cases for the Round Robin books. Stamped with white foil, these cases will house all three soft cover books.
These light gray linen cases were stamped with silver and held three soft cover books containing the works of artist Leo Saal.
Look like something you’re interested in for your upcoming book project? Let us know in an email when you submit your order and we’ll get a quote for you. Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!
For this hard cover, we were requested to use a thinner board for the covers. Although constructed in the same way, these more flexible covers have an entirely different character to them. The book also features foil stamping on the front and spine. You can read and see more of this project at the author Paul Soulellis’ blog right here.