In 1866 Fyodor Dostoyevsky published possibly his most famous book “Crime and Punishment”. Towards the end of the book, in an epilogue, his hero, Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, has a feverish dream. This brief but prophetic text, quoted here, is translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky in 1992. The 'illustrations' were created using various halftone patterns by dithering multi-channel translations of CMYK image information.
The book is bound by using a special binding technique invented by Gary Frost of the University of Iowa's Center for the Book. It is called 'Sewn-cover Binding' because the cover is actually sewn onto the text block as if it was another signature. It is a very durable and elegant binding technique.
"Delirium" is printed in 2020 by archival pigmented inkjet on acid-free Mohawk paper in a limited edition of 30, handbound by the artist, and signed and numbered. The font used for the text is Northwoods, by Cultivated Mind Foundry in Vancouver, BC, Canada. It was picked because of the way that it looks both like a 19th-century primer/schoolbook type, yet still appears quite modern. Like many of their digital fonts, it was originally created with the careful strokes of a sign-painter’s paintbrush.
© 2020 Philip Zimmermann.
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Trim Size: 11.25 x 14.25
Number of Pages: 60
Binding Method: Sewn-cover binding, invented by Gary Frost.
Paper: Cover: Mohawk Superfine 80lb Text; Interior endsheets and text block: Mohawk Via Vellum, 100lb Text.
Typefaces: 'Northwoods' (Bold) by Cultivated Mind Foundry, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Book Designer: Philip Zimmermann
Jacket/Cover Designer: Philip Zimmermann
Illustrator: Philip Zimmermann
Photographer: Philip Zimmermann
Picture Editor: Philip Zimmermann
Production Director: Philip Zimmermann
Production Coordinator: Philip Zimmermann
Production Artist: Philip Zimmermann
Book and Cover
Book Title: Delirium
Publisher: Spaceheater Editions
Author/Editor: Philip Zimmermann
“The expansive halftone illustrations bring this book to life. The minimal type placement allows the sequence of illustrations to evolve as they shift in scale and color.” —Kelly Walters
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