UPGRADED NUMBERED EDITION
We are delighted to share with you the upgraded and redesigned Numbered edition of I Am Legend by Richard Matheson.
Throughout the process of crafting our editions, we create prototypes of the book, primarily to identify quality issues so that we can make refinements. In most cases, the physical book meets our expectations. In this case, however, we felt that there were two key areas that could be vastly improved. In short, the book simply did not meet with our standards of quality and design.
The first area was that of the parchment spine. The initial batch of skins we procured proved to be very challenging to work with, and after several rounds of testing we were unhappy with the results. I had a clear picture in my mind about a parchment spine for this edition, so we continued to pursue this option and tested a second hand-selected batch and those worked perfectly! The result was exactly how I wanted this part of the edition to look. Not only did it stamp exceptionally well, but it hit the mark from an aesthetic standpoint.
The second element which I felt needed attention were the boards. The paper we had chosen to cover the book was a very beautiful, premium quality paper but for some reason, I felt it did not work when I held a physical prototype in my hands. It looked good to us when creating the digital mockups, but sometimes experiencing a book ‘in-person’ is quite different from seeing it on the screen. At this point the decision was made to redesign the boards, and in the process, upgrade the edition using a more costly marbled paper. The result, which you see above, works so much better.
There are still a handful of these Numbered editions available for purchase. Click here to order.
Specific ship dates will be added to our Status Updates page soon, but we expect the Lettered and Numbered editions of I Am Legend to ship in the month of April, 2020.
With regard to the Artist Gift edition, we have experienced several delays which are now resolved and this edition is in full production. With these delays we expect to ship this edition in early Summer of 2020. I appreciate your patience with this, and we are sending out a separate email about this edition with some exciting news related to it, so watch out for that.
Photography by Paul Michael Kane