Mark Batty Publisher Specials
Mark Batty Publisher special editions range from full-blown artists books to deluxe versions of trade editions packaged with archival prints and ephemera. Whether they are limited to runs of 10 or 90, these editions strive to be visually striking, affordable, and collectable objects that present the motley world of contemporary visual communication.
A Field Guide to the North American Family Special Edition
Garth Risk Hallberg
Each special edition of A Field Guide to the North American Family comes in a hand-made, lacquered, and lined wooden box branded with the book’s title. Along with a signed copy of the book, the box contains a folder that holds signed archival prints of photographs from the book and a colophon outlining production details. [...]
Afrikan Alphabets Special Edition
Afrikan Alphabets explores the long history and fantastic variety of writing systems in Africa, some of which continue to be used today. A popular title when it was released, Afrikan Alphabets quickly sold through its first printing and has gone on to garner critical and consumer praise. This special edition of Afrikan Alphabets includes a [...]
Tart Cards Special Edition
This edition of Tart Cards is innovatively bound in black and pink satin over board. The spine is laced, bodice-like, with black ribbon. Sewing and lace accents in black give further detail and shape, and hot pink endpapers suggest the coquettish content of the book. Two pockets in the second end-papers contain a collection of [...]
Gudrun Zapf von Hesse Special Edition
This special edition of Gudrun Zapf von Hesse is hand-bound in yellow ochre cloth. Alongside the book there is a portfolio of six of Zapf von Hesse’s designs letterpressed onto fine paper. Both the book and the portfolio are housed in a hand-made slipcase.