Printers here we come!

We are happy to report that our printers in Gothenburg, Sweden are about to press the big red button that says PRINT! Not exactly famous for low-effort projects, we have opted to make each book in this first edition unique and found precisely one book binding company willing to execute the idea! The books will be bound and finished in Skien and Porsgrunn (a short train ride away from Oslo in Norway) in the next few weeks and it won’t be long until you’ll all hear a thump at the mailbox: Books will be posted in mid- May. Thank you again for your patience!

We’ll be emailing everyone just before then to make sure we have your details spot on. In case you have moved since last February, please take a moment to check that we have your correct address on Kickstarter.

Since our last update, we have confirmed a distributor, edited the book into perfection, delivered one of the Kickstarter reward talks and knocked on select few doors while we both were in NYC in April.

Maneuvering this six year- long project into a book has been fantastic and we can’t wait to celebrate with you around the world. More info on the launches coming soon!

If you missed the Kickstarter campaign, don’t worry, you can still pre-order the book by emailing us eyesasbigasplates@gmail.com

Anders Fasth taking care of the repro department in Värnamo, Sweden © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Serious old school editing and ordering of pages at Karoline’s studio in Oslo © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Preparing material for the covers of each and every one of the 2000 books © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Some weight to achieve the ultimate leaf flatness © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Testing the cloth binding machine at Bokbinderiet Johnsen in Skien, Norway © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Testing the golden foil for the cover title © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

 

 

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