Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
New things from Sarah Maxey, Graphic Artist
Introducing Long Face Press
Long Face Press
is my new book publishing imprint. The name is inspired by my favourite
joke (horse walks into a bar, bartender says ‘why the long
face?’). LFP is a tiny operation. I’ve published just four books
so far, little artist’s books of 16 pages each, indigo printed on
Munken Pure Cream paper in a numbered edition of 50 each, with handsewn
spines. You can buy them here. But be quick, stocks are
ABOVE: World Animal Vol. 1, photographs by
me and Ben Waddington. This is the first collection of our images of
animal simulacra found in the landscape. Note how I've cunningly left
room for a sequel. There will be one, oh yes there will.
ABOVE: Endnotes, a collection of
typographic drawings onto old endpapers
ABOVE: Come Back, the monumental letters
that I designed and painted onto the wall of the Sarjeant Gallery in
Whanganui in December 2012, reproduced here in miniature.
While you’re there looking at my Long Face Press books, check out my
brand new stationery imprint, Calligram,
and typographic prints, letterpress printed by the wonderful Shona Gow
at Magpie Press in Auckland.