Thursday, November 10, 2005

New from Rampant Lions Press

Just now in my Inbox, news from Sebastian Carter:

in the beginning

The Rampant Lions Press announces a new book of cut paper images, following the model of Wilfred Owen: Five poems, which has sold out. Colin Franklin, writing in The Private Library, called it 'an extraordinary artistic success'.

The new book is in the beginning, the creation story from the first two chapters of the book of Genesis. There will be eight cahiers, each with a day of creation, plus a coda: the text is hand-set in 24pt Hunt Roman and printed on the last of the J Green mould-made paper from the Rampant Lions stock. The images are being designed and hand-cut by Sebastian Carter in sheets of different-coloured Canson Mi-Teintes paper, with extra colours added by silk-screen and stencil. The format is 38 x 29 cm. The cahiers will be gathered in a printed card chemise and enclosed in a clam-shell box.

The letterpress is printed and the illustrations planned. The book will be published in mid-2006. There will be 25 copies plus three hors commerce. The subscription price is £850, valid until 31 March 2006; after that it will be £1000.

A prospectus is available: please email your terrestrial address to: sebastianc@waitrose.com