Clive Barker & Phil&Sarah Stokes
The signed limited edition of Imajica by Clive Barker is presented in three states: Lettered, Numbered and Artist. The editions measure 6” x 9” and feature 17 full color illustrations by Jody Fallon, an introduction by Clive Barker from the 1995 edition, and a new exclusive afterword by Phil & Sarah Stokes. All editions include a letterpress printed title page and section divider pages with gold foil stamping, as well as 70 pages of bonus content. The Numbered and Lettered editions are signed by the author and all contributors, and the Artist edition is signed by the artist.
The Lettered edition is limited to 26 copies and is published in two volumes. It is a ‘Pixel’ binding, with hot foil stamping on the covers. The pixel binding is a novel binding structure developed by Ben Elbel in which the boards and spine are made up of multiple squares (the ‘pixels’), and allowed to hinge with one another resulting in a semi-flexible feel and excellent opening of the text-block.
The design is loosely based on the Euclidian shapes depicting colored geometric figures which appear throughout the book. Solid color areas are turned into webs of thin parallel lines, and shapes are duplicated and arranged in a composition evocative of a magical gateway to a parallel universe.
Three foil colors are used on the cover, and where they overlap, new colors emerge. The spine features the title in color tooling, complete when both volumes are together. The bindings feature leather headbands and suede-like flyleaves. The title page, section divider pages and colophon are printed letterpress on Hahnemühle Bugra with gold foil stamping. The edition is printed offset on premium laid paper and is housed in a large quarter buffalo clamshell box with a round spine and multicolor lettering.
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