No one crafts sumptuous fabric quite like the French do. In our Gossamer Grey and Polished Pearl covers, inspired by an exquisite example of luxury fabric, one sees the absolute perfection of tone, magnificent embroidery and subtly beautiful hues for which French artisans have become so celebrated.-Learn More-
Who can resist an ambition as big as the ocean, an ego as big as the sky and a talent to match? Unfortunately, many in the reading public were initially resistant to Marcel Proust’s outsized gifts. That gradually changed and enough people shared Proust’s faith in his genius that his masterpiece, In Search of Lost Time, found its way into the canon, where it remains notable for being one of the longest and most famous works of literature.
Proust (1871–1922) was a fascinating study in contrasts. When he wasn’t praising himself to the heavens, he was calling himself a “flea” and characterising his writing as “indigestible nougat.” This famous novel in seven volumes and over one million words is an examination of French society that almost completely lacks any sense of plot. Needless to say, it caused a sensation when the first volume was published in 1913.
Memory is a meandering path and Proust was a mighty wanderer. We are lucky that he invited readers to walk with him, though many do not make it the distance.
The boundless dreams of childhood are within reach in the enchanting works of Victor Nizovtsev.
Technically brilliant and encompassing both academic formalism and surrealism, his work hearkens back to the golden age of children’s book illustration. His subjects invoke the fantastic figures that linger deep in our collective imaginations and his techniques, such as the use of translucent glazes, bewitch with colour and light.
Ancient spiritual practices meet modern digital art in these kaleidoscopic journal covers featuring the work of Android Jones. Dharma Dragon and Revolution ask the viewer to focus on the potential for awakening, the power of the ancient third eye and the early reverberations of the time that lies before us.
Our Iron & Twine covers reproduce the binding of a prayer book belonging to the Archbishop Clemens August of Cologne. The prayers were written by Maria Joseph Clement Kaukol and the bound copies were given as gifts to the Archbishop’s friends, presumably to strengthen ties of friendship.