1. ananthymous:

    CUTTINGS proof

    We got a plotter proof for CUTTINGS from the printer. It took a few days to get our notes together, but everything’s looking good. 

    For this book in particular, we’re using (on various editions) spot gloss, foil stamping, pantone endsheets and a dust jacket with foil stamping + die-cut. This is probably the most complicated cover I’ve put together, although the Exquisite Beast LTD comes close. I came up with a trick for the binding of the CUTTINGS LTD that I’m proud of, but the best way to explain will be to show. Happy to say I get better and learn something new every time.

    More news via Kickstarter when I have it (you’ll have to log in). Thanks everyone who backed the book, we’re workin’ hard for you. 

    johnnywander.com

    View on Kickstarter
  2. Independence is hard. Independence is lonely. And it takes a unique kind of bravery to create something and put it out in the world in this unfiltered way that is enabled through technology. Every one of you needs to remember this when you are getting pummeled out there by morons. It’s so easy to be the knee-jerk contrarian, the anonymous internet commenter that tears you down. And it’s so hard to make something new. And that’s a lot of what we’re celebrating here. We just want more people making amazing things and pushing through the noise.

    Andy Baio, at XOXO Fest 

  3. Project of the Day—Los Angeles has a vibrant and fascinating contemporary art scene, and for awhile now East of Borneo has nurtured a ”collective reexamination of West Coast art and its history, highlighting unexpected connections and encouraging new lines of thought.” In short, it’s a great site, and it wants to be greater. They’ve also got books and posters and all sorts of great stuff in the pipeline.

    Project of the Day—Los Angeles has a vibrant and fascinating contemporary art scene, and for awhile now East of Borneo has nurtured a collective reexamination of West Coast art and its history, highlighting unexpected connections and encouraging new lines of thought.” In short, it’s a great site, and it wants to be greater. They’ve also got books and posters and all sorts of great stuff in the pipeline.