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Lewis Carroll's Haddocks' Eyes

Designed & Illustrated by Vladimir Zimakov

This book is based on the nonsensical poem by Lewis Carroll from a novel Through the Looking-Glass. The poem is a conversation between two people – the narrator and the aged man that the narrator encounters. In this edition, the subject matter of the conversation, as well as the manner of speaking at various stages of the poem, is interpreted through a combination of type and imagery.


Designed, illustrated, printed and bound by Vladimir Zimakov between 2017 and 2021. Printed from original linocuts, with polymer and metal type, at Wild Pangolin Press and Reflex Letterpress. Type used for the words of the narrator is Kabel. Type used for the words of the aged man: Caslon, Gill Sans, Goudy Old Style, Trajan, Futura, Caviar Dreams, Din and Porter. Some freedoms were taken to alter certain letterforms in the layout design. Printed on 250 GSM Rives BFK paper. Funded in part with the Packard Grant from Lasell University. Housed in a red & brown slipcase.
 

Printed in an edition of 34 copies. Signed and numbered by the artist. Dimensions - 12” x 10” x 1.5”; 36 pages.
 

The price for a copy of Haddocks’ Eyes is $1,200 plus shipping.
For ordering and any additional information, please contact: vzimakov@gmail.com

PDF Book Prospectus can be downloaded here.