Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Porcelain Boy : Porcelain Skull : Porcelain Porn

This has got to be one of the most longstanding projects on my list. An aeon ago, I suggested to Porcelain Skull aka Alex, that I'd love to do a book of his poems, called of course, Porcelain Boy. For all kinds of reasons this has taken an age to get even to this stage. It's been through a number of incarnations and this, I hope is it's final 'cover look'. Inspired by a little something I saw on the literary journal McSweeny's once. The cover is going to be printed on Hahnemühle paper and then folded four times to make a wrap in which the stitching can be hidden. I haven't decided on an interior paper yet. The first ten of the edition will have original mini-collages by Alex as well as the standard illustrations which will be pen drawings. Now I've got this far I'm really quite excited. I've been saying pretty much since I started this blog that I wanted to include some modern authors in my list and this will be a first. The way it's gone, this whole look could change ten more times before the thing gets published - but I have a good feeling about it now...

...and why the Porcelain Porn? just a shameless plug for R's occasional blog about the wonders of Victorian Porcelain....

1 comment:

McDowalls said...

Now that's a really exciting cover design! And to think I started lecturing you on letter-spacing capitals . . .

N.

 
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