The Design

Inspired by the term book-jacket, the covers are literally based on textile patterns. Houndstooth, glencheck, tartan, herringbone, gingham, polka dots, each jacket represents the content by which the story is told. Our books are printed by hand on Gmund Cotton paper in two colors, celebrating rather than hiding the imperfections inherent in the manual process.

Our 1st edition, TOC 1, has a jacket in a polka dot pattern. It has 14 exclusive illustrations by Erik Spiekermann. The 2nd edition, TOC 2, draws its design from an African pattern of a dress worn by the author. The 3rd edition, TOC 3, is a pattern made from a digital interpretation of Tweed. TOC 4, a stylised version of pinstripes and TOC 5 is a pattern of forms.

With a sewn and glued binding, the first two titles are printed in a combination of offset and letterpress on 90gsm Schleipen Werkdruck paper. Colored endpapers contrast the jacket colors and patterns. Covers are wrapped in linen with a headband and reading ribbon.

Each book is a limited edition print run of 998 numbered copies printed in Berlin, and signed by the author.