The Pink of the Seams - Preorder! (complete collection)
If you knew what it felt like to be a bird, but you were stuck in a human body, what would that be like? Sanna Wani and Penrose Press have your flightless feelings covered in this original collection of poetry and art.
The Pink of the Seams has been carefully designed, letterpress printed, and handmade. It's an unbound book collected within a blind-embossed button-string envelope. There are 12 poems, each with a full page art-print on the reverse, as well as a 3-poem epilogue also accompanied by art. All of the art was designed and executed by Brianna Tosswill and printed via polymer plates on a Vandercook No. 4T Proof Press. The poems were all printed on the same press from hand-set lead type. (for anyone who is unfamiliar, the way that this book is printed means that you can feel a physical impression in the page if you touch it gently) A selection of the pages can be viewed here, but not all. Read more about the poetry in this work here.
The collection is printed on warm white Jacob Cover and warm white Stonehenge acid-free cotton rag papers with oil based ink by Gamblin. The rivets in the envelope are brass and the string closure is cotton. Each print has been blind embossed with a chop mark for authenticity.
6 1/8" x 9 1/8" x 3/8"
15.5 cm x 23.2 cm x 1 cm
Penrose Press is celebrating the birthday of The Pink of the Seams on April 18th at Open Studio Toronto. Pre-orders will be mailed out the following day. Anyone who wishes to can pick up their copy at the launch instead.
April 18th 6 - 8pm
Open Studio (unit 104)
401 Richmond St W
Dresscode: Spring (hopefully)
Snacks provided and beverages available for purchase.
Preorder to make sure you get one of the 40 complete collections! As a bonus, all preordered The Pink of the Seams will come with a handbound mini-notebook with an illustration print cover.