After being sworn to secrecy over the past few months, we can finally reveal a rather special book project that we have been working on – a limited edition of Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84. We letterpress printed the covers onto Somerset Velvet Newsprint 280gsm card stock and the book edges were printed at our studio using an innovative technique that will be staying a closely guarded secret!
This signed and numbered edition of 1Q84 is limited to exactly 111 copies. The front and back covers are printed on Somerset, a 100 percent cotton archival paper, using a Swiss-made 1963 Gietz Art Platen hand-fed letterpress. This limited edition is a collaboration between Simon Rhodes, Kristen Harrison at The Curved House and designer Stefanie Posavec. Text design by Jim Smith. Covers printed by Justin Knopp at Typoretum. Text pages printed and bound by Graphicom, Verona. Published by Harvill Secker in 2011.
More photographs of this project can be viewed on our Flickr Photostream.