Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Jobs from the past - Number 54

Regular followers of this blog will know that my first post of every month is a "job from the past" so that I can show some of the really good work from years gone by...

The Republic of Letters - Winter 2009

News from The Republic of Letters is a literary broadsheet. This is issue 20,  published jointly by The Republic of Letters and Sylph Editions. The journal was founded in 1997 by writers Saul Bellow and Keith Botsford, with each issue consisting of texts from both new and established authors. These vary from full-length novellas to short texts and poetry. Edited by Keith Botsford.

The size is 300x235mm, portrait and is a 24pp self-cover. The publication is all printed in one colour only (black) on our Offenbach Bible 60gsm ...and it looks and feels absolutely gorgeous - it flops and folds in a delightful way when handling the publication.
There are many posts on this blog, showing work printed on Offenbach Bible which has lots of four colour, solid colours and really demanding printing. Arguably, this job, with black type printed both sides, is exactly what the Offenbach Bible is produced for. Genuine bible papers, are produced with exceptional opacity, good strength and archival quality. This publication shows just how good the opacity is and is just as demanding as many jobs which are covered in colour and images. The type looks exquisite - surely the combination of the typeface, the printing and the paper.
There are superb illustrations throughout the magazine by Izhar Cohen.
The project is designed and art directed by Ornan Rotem and Num Stibbe at Sylph Editions.

Print production was done by PrintStation, based in Bexhill on Sea (
Posted by Justin Hobson 02.04.2014

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