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Egress the Labyrinth Proper

Aaron Enskat wanted a hand-bound book. We discussed several variations on traditional formats – including pivoting pages at 90° angles to indicate a progression through a labyrinth – and settled on the standard, with flourishes. The book’s specs:

  • Three signatures, hand-bound
  • 100lb. gloss cover,  black + varnish
  • Black flysheet inside, die-cut with Gourmet G
  • 104 pages, 70 lb. natural text body stock
  • 100 copies

I printed all front cover type and imagery in varnish to establish and reflect the book’s themes of elusiveness and disappearance, and wove labyrinthine graphical elements throughout the text. I also edited the poems heavily, cleaning line breaks, grammar, establishing punctuation consistency, and helping Aaron choose the sequence.

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