Independent graphic art and comic publishers NobrowPress are having a real purple patch at the moment, with a flurry of autumn launches. Four of them have just been finished at Calverts. Hildafolk by Luke Pearson and Temporama by Clayton Jr. are part of the 17×23 series, featuring the work of talented young graphic novelists. The wonderful Colour Me Menagerie by Jon Boam, a NoBrow regular, will be on press this week.
NoBrow Magazine 4 is a blockbusting compendium of specially commissioned illustration and artwork. Reproduced and printed with Bio vegetable oil based inks in mono black and 3 pantone colours (one of them a fluorescent), and as with editions 1 to 3, the work stretches boundaries in all directions – creative, imaginative and technical. Some of it is breathtaking.
All the new NoBrow books are printed on FSC certified papers. The Magazine is printed on Munken Pure, a premium grade uncoated sheet from Sweden much appreciated by designers for its tactility and subtle 'oyster' shade. We had to bully Robert Horne into getting a special shipment of paper from the mill – the suspicion being that NoBrow themselves had effectively cornered the market, by buying all Europe's merchant stock of Munken for A Graphic Cosmogony, their new casebound book. These publications and many more are available from the NoBrow website and shop in Great Eastern Street, London. It's a true emporium – full of perfect presents for lovers of graphics and stories of all ages. We're proud to work with NoBrow, who are at the forefront of 'the new publishing'. And we love doing this kind of work, because it gives us the opportunity to deploy every technique we know in the service of great creative print. If you know anyone who would appreciate the Calverts approach, please ask them to get in touch.