No Missing Tools – Limited Edition Version
This week my first book, No Missing Tools: Creativity In An Age Of Abundance, goes on sale through Amazon, Kindle and digitally via GumRoad. I also want to let you know about a special edition of the book I’m currently putting the finishing touches on. I’m a book lover. It’s not just that I like […]
This week my first book, No Missing Tools: Creativity In An Age Of Abundance, goes on sale through Amazon, Kindle and digitally via GumRoad. I also want to let you know about a special edition of the book I’m currently putting the finishing touches on.
I’m a book lover. It’s not just that I like to read, I love to savour the fine details of how a book is made; the paper, the typefaces, the binding, the cover art. I’m proud of the paperback and digital versions of No Missing Tools. But, I also wanted to indulge this book-loving side, given that I know so many of you are also fanatics about type and design, by making a special version of the book.
The Joy Of Japanese Paper
Particularly since Japan is such a special place when it comes to paper and printing. Back before I lived in Japan, I would always spend some of my time when visiting Tokyo, in bookstores pouring over the local books. The design, the varied sizes, the cover ideas and the paper always felt so fresh and appealing. The book-lover in me yearned to play in this field.
So, I’m working with a local artisanal printer to create a special edition of No Missing Tools. These will be covered in red linen (actually it’s “Shrimp Brown”), with gold lettering (the photo is above is a draft version). The text will be printed on gorgeous matte, ecru paper. It was a lot of fun to compare paper weights, printing densities and binding techniques before deciding on the right combination of elements for this book.
How To Order
The print run will be short, with only 50 signed, numbered copies available for U$65 each including postage anywhere in the world (plus a free copy of the digital pack, which includes pdf, mobi and epub versions). After the early announcement a few weeks ago, the limited edition is already almost halfway to being sold out.
If you would like to reserve a copy then please get in touch via the contact form. The limited edition version of No Missing Tools will reach you in early May and I hope you enjoy the book as much as I’ve enjoyed putting it together.