It’s been far too long since we were last in touch, but I’m delighted to say that here is good news about Another Life.
The book is finally scheduled to appear in Spring 2019 – a whole year later than we had originally planned – but I’ve just finished going through the proofs and I can promise you it will be worth the wait.
The delay has resulted from the fact that the final version of the book is bigger, more beautiful and more expensive than we had originally anticipated or costed.
We are bridging this funding gap through pushing for new subscribers and through co-editions with foreign publishers, so as an existing subscriber there’s nothing more for you to do. Nick and the designer, Mark Thompson, have now finished laying out the 308 pages (see below for some spreads) and final tweaks are being made to the text.
When it arrives, you’ll notice. Expect a large (324 x 243mm) linen-bound hardcover, printed tritone using a special selection of black and grey premium inks, on Garda Premium paper, with a French-folded jacket. The type is Lexicon by Bram de Does, hailed variously as ‘the world’s most expensive typeface’ and one of the greatest type designs ever. Like so much that is worthwhile and important in life, this project has taken a long time to get right, but as an example of fine printing and contemporary book art, it’s probably the most beautiful book Unbound has yet published.
Roll on Spring!
John Mitchinson, Publisher
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