While our re-imagining of Laurence Sterne’s Tristram Shandy was about breathing life back into one of the earliest examples of visual book experimentation, our edition of Marc Saporta’s Composition No. 1, a book of loose pages, was about showing the continued relevance of non linear storytelling, our re-imagining of Cervantes’ Don Quixote aims to celebrate this famously bonkers, completely ridiculous multi-layered story while getting visually lost in La Mancha along the way.
It’s been a long journey. That’s for sure. We’ve been to La Mancha and back with photographer Jacob Robinson, we’ve lost ourselves in 936 pages of lush design with Fraser Muggeridge Studio and seen again through Ali Smith’s great introduction “in which Ali Smith attempts to write an introduction to Don Quixote without actually reading it” that here is a classic that will push on and inspire new interpretations forever.
So here is ours. It already feels part of our Visual Editions family. And we hope it will become part of yours too. Cervantes fans, visual fans, and just lovers of beautiful objects.
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P.S. We’re wrapping every book in one of Jacob Robinson’s photographs. Send us your pics pics pics please when you get your copy. Or share wherever you like to do that sort of thing. We’d love to see and hear what you think.