Silent Faces / Angkor

a collaboration with the artist Mary Heebner
on a limited edition artist’s book

In 2013 Lumino Editions collaborated with the artist Mary Heebner in the creation of a limited edition artist’s book which featured both her art and writing relating to experiences at Angkor Watt.

A kind of “treasure box” containing finely conceived and crafted objects, the project includes three distinct forms of the book: a codex, two accordion folds and four scrolls. The collaboration involved working with the artist on the design of the individual items in the collection and on significant aspects of the production work.

The codex book combined fine art digital printing and letterpress printing from photopolymer plates. It was typeset in Spectrum and hand editioned on the Vandercook press using Azuka, a Japanese paper from Hiromi Papers, Santa Monica, California. The book was handbound at Lumino Press with a Nigerian goatskin spine and specially printed papers over boards. The accordion fold books were printed with a deep deboss on Crane’s Lettra and are placed in a hand painted chemise with the title foil stamped in 22K gold.

The books and scrolls are all housed in a custom made cedar box created at Muneno Woodworks, Santa Barbara, California. Silent Faces / Angkor was produced in a limited edition of 25 copies.

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