Thursday, 1 February 2018

A Knavish Lad: display case and booklet

Eighteen months ago I created the largest artists' book I've made to date to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.

A Midsummer Night's Dream was visually narrated, using a combination of etchings and laser cuts to illustrate the entire play.  Since then all seven books in the edition have been completed, two of them have been sold, and plans are afoot to make the remaining copies available for purchase online.

Each new copy now comes with a clam-shell display box and a short booklet, which gives a bit of extra information about how the book was created and the ideas that informed it.  I'm really impressed with the sturdy and attractive dark blue clam-shall boxes that the Sullivan Bindery made for me and I would definitely recommend them if you're looking for something similar.  Below are some pictures of the book with its new display box and the booklet:

'Cupid is a knavish lad
Thus to make poor females mad'
 - Puck                                               

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