Monday, 16 July 2012

3 photographs of the Holloway last september


The book by Robert Macfarlane, Stanley Donwood and Dan Richards will be launched at two events, one in East London and one in East Anglia. If you click on the diminuative flyers above your computing device will download a zipped PDF of the flyer in A4 format. If you desire, you can then print this out loads of times, and even enlarge it to A3, and then you could go flyposting. Which is at least slightly illegal, and you absolutely mustn't do it.
As I type, the rain falls as incessantly as ever. This does not bode well for my plan to spend the time between the two book launches sleeping in a series of hedges as I make my way from London to Norwich.

Some information about the making of the book.

It's taken nine months to make this book, from conception to publication. To print it we used fresh lead, melted in cast iron buckets and then cast into individual letters. This is very different from typing on a computer and then clicking 'print', and has certain attendant hazards.

The composition of the type was done on a Monotype caster, a machine that was made in the 1950s. Here's a few pictures of it and its mechanisms.