We have just been working with the bass player Jørn Stubberud (also known as “Necrobutcher”) of a legendary Norwegian Black Metal band called Mayhem. He wrote an illustrated autobiography and we are his English publishers. The book is called “The Death Archives: 1984-94.” It is very dear to us.
I like the wilderness of that early stage of letterpress printing and book production, prior to typography’s standardizing influence and how guilds/companies corralled radical imperfect expressions…I’m also into waste and debris: collecting objects that appear in my day to day environment, inking them up in the bed of a press and printing off of them. And, I’m trying to think through ways to float books that are non-conceptual human experiences.