Limited to 200 copies. This is copy #54.
By Nick Hornby
Label (Cat #):
Lead Graffiti (–)
Release date (Original year):
A privately printed letterpress chapbook, this is the merging of British author Nick Hornby's 2002 essay on Thunder Road with the lyrics from the iconic song by Bruce Springsteen.
The book has two spines. The essay is bound in on the left spine and a broadside containing the lyrics unfolds from the right. The four-panel wraparound cover is printed in silver on Somerset Black Textured 250 GSM with a handrolled yellow edge along the deckle edge. It is hand sewn with matching yellow thread. A woodcut illustration of storm clouds is printed black on black on the cover and then repeated white on white Mulberry as a flysheet for the essay.
This book is a sumptuous production that was printed by two of the most accomplished letterpress printers in the country; synaesthesia press of Los Angeles and Lead Graffiti in Newak, Delaware.
There are 200 numbered copies in wraps and 26 lettered hardbound copies. All copies are signed by Nick Hornby on his essay. The hardbound copies are signed by Nick Hornby and Bruce Springsteen. The hardbound issue is SOLD OUT.
Printed with permission from the artists. All proceeds, including the design, production and materials costs have been donated to Ambitious about Autism, the national UK charity for children with autism, providing online support for parents and TreeHouse School.
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