Distance From the Sun is a retrospective collection of thirty prose poems from the past thirty years of Jenkins’ writing career. The poems provide the foundation for this collaborative artists’ book featuring letterpress printed text, hand-drawn illustrations and fine binding.
Distance from the Sun will be available in Deluxe, Standard and Chapbook editions co-designed by MCBA Artistic Director Jeff Rathermel, Sara Langworthy and Jana Pullman. All editions will feature illustrations by Chandler O’Leary inspired by Jenkins’ poetry.
CHAPBOOK (Edition of 225) This 5.25” by 9.25” volume has a soft cover with a wrap of dark green Kuzuryu paper. The title image is in rust and copper on Chiri heavyweight paper. The text is in black on Mohawk Superfine 80# Warm White. Illustrations by Chandler O’Leary are included.
STANDARD EDITION (Edition of 40) This 5.25” by 9.25” volume has a hardcover wrapped in copper Japanese book cloth and Gampi Unryu paper. Titles and page numbers are printed in olive green and the text is black on Mohawk Superfine 80# Warm White. Illustrations are by Chandler O’Leary, and end sheets are of Earth Ingre paper.
DELUXE EDITION (Edition of 26) This 5.25” by 9.25” volume has a hardcover wrapped in caramel leather and green handmade paper by Mark Hark. The box is covered withe the same, with a copper metal inset and lined with Kuzuryu paper. Titles and page numbers are printed in green and text is in black on Zerkall Cream. This edition features hand colored illustrations by Chandler O’Leary and end sheets are of natural Kuzuryu paper.
Text by Louis Jenkins
Illustrations by Chandler O’Leary
Designed and bound under the direction of Jeff Rathermel and Jana Pullman
Printed under the direction of Sara Langworthy
Hand-made paper by Mary Hark