3 x Signed Large Pages
From “Household Worms”
Edition: 1 / 1
Size: 36.0 cm (h) x 22.0 cm (w)
Materials: Thick uncoated paper & pencil
In 2011, Tangent Books published Household Worms by Stanley Donwood on the Nosuch Library imprint.
Stanley Donwood’s second collection of short stories explores individuals rejected by and who reject mainstream society. Darkly humorous and existential in outlook, these morose tales are a must-read.
Featuring a beautiful debossed cover of Stanley Donwood’s London Views work.
The book was launched at Waterstones in Notting Hill and for the launch, Donwood planned to produce a giant version of the pocket-size book from which renowned thespian Ric Jerome would read to the wonderment of the audience.
Producing a single copy of a giant book at a sensible price brings with it challenges, the first being how do you produce 148 giant pages on fancy uncoated paper stock.
Donwood and Tangent publisher Richard Jones discovered a small shop on Gloucester Road in Bristol with a photocopier that would accept the thick uncoated paper and print it to scale from an A4 laser print of the pdf of the finished book.
Next, the giant pages would need to be guillotined to the correct size. Another shop on Gloucester Road had a large hand-operated guillotine and was able to oblige.
Next, a bookbinder would be required to stab bind the pages and insert them into a casebound cover. At this stage, time ran out and so we were left with a complete book of individual folios approximately 36mm high x 22mm wide.
All signed by Stanley Donwood.
NB You will receive three signed large pages as shown in the photographs – plus three copies of the book “Household Worms’
The condition of the pages and books is shown in the photographs.
This is how we received them from Tangent.
Please bear in mind these pages are ten years old now and regardless of any minor creases or bumped edges, would look amazing framed!
* WE WILL SEND THE BOOKS AND PRINTS SEPARATELY – SO YOU WILL RECEIVE TWO PACKAGES FOR THE ARTWORK ABOVE *