1Q84 – Limited Edition

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami – Limited Edition

Introduced by Justin Knopp of Typoretum

At Typoretum (letterpress printers) we were sworn for months as we worked on this rather special book project – a limited edition of Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84. We letterpress printed the covers onto Somerset Velvet Newsprint 280gsm card stock and the book edges were printed at our studio using an innovative technique that will be staying a closely guarded secret! 



This signed and numbered edition of 1Q84 was limited to exactly 111 copies (all of which were pre-sold). The front and back covers were printed on Somerset, a 100 percent cotton archival paper, using a Swiss-made 1963 Gietz Art Platen hand-fed letterpress.





1Q84 by Haruki Murakami – Limited Edition was a collaboration between Simon Rhodes, Kristen Harrison at  The Curved House and designer Stefanie Posavec. Text design was by Jim Smith and text pages printed and bound by Graphicom, Verona. It was published by Harvill Secker in 2011.



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