Sonnet XVIII


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This is a collaborative project between Elbel Libro and Marja Wilgenkamp, Dutch bookbinder. Marja published an edition of Shakespeare's Sonnet XVIII ('Shall I compare Thee to a summer's day?') using a process developed by the artist collective La Société Anonyme. First the poem was read out and recorded, then encoded into a binary code and printed, making the book 'accessible for future, 
potentially post-apocalypse, post-computer, humans'.

The book was offset printed in an edition of 65 copies onto Hahnemuhle Ingres 90 gsm paper.

The binding was carried out by Elbel Libro to a design by Marja Wilgenkamp. It is a dos rapporte binding with split boards covered in So Silk paper. The words 'Shakespeare' and 'Sonnet XVIII' were laser cut into the boards and flyleaves. This was inspired by the lace edging on costumes during Shakespeare's time.

The book comes in a paper dust jacket. We offer free delivery worldwide.

ISBN 978-90-9027222-1

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