Our first limited release for 2022 is the “Signs of Spring” Edition. Despite the weather in Chicago, and, well, everything else, we’re feeling a touch of optimism and anticipation at HQ lately.
WHO’S DE BOSS?
We wanted to produce something bright and warm for this edition, and to do that we focused on the papers. It all started when we located a batch of Mohawk Via Vellum 80# “Yellow,” a stock we have always loved but never found the right project for, until now. In our estimation, the finish and structure of this paper was absolutelymadefor embossing and debossing. While we’ve experimented with that in the past, we’ve really pushed the limits here.
The covers are heavily debossed all over, with three original graphic patterns based on flowers that are among the very first to appear in the North American Spring each year: theGhost Flower(Mohavea confertiflora)in the Southwest,Quaker Ladies(Houstonia caerulea)in the East, andContra Costa Goldfields(Lasthenia conjugens)in the San Francisco Bay area. Then the covers were hot-stamped with threeluscious,reflectiveKurz Luxor Foils.
A first for us, thedot-graph insidesare made from Strathmore’s Cambric 70# text, a truly superb paper. The subtle, linen-like texture gives it a ton of character and we think writers and artists are really going to love it.