Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Bento Bestiary.

The Bento Bestiary. By Ben Newman and Scott James Donaldson. Nobrow Small Press, 2009. 32pp., colour illustrations, 148x210mm. Limited edition of 100. Found via Pocko People.

"Bristol-based illustrator Ben Newman's collaboration with Scott James Donaldson, 'The Bento Bestiary' recounts the many facets of the age old Japanese Yokai pantheon.

Hand printed in 3 colours on Munken FSC assured paper, 'The Bento Bestiary' is nothing less than a sumptuous visual treat.

Limited to an edition of only 100 signed and numbered copies, it is sure to be lapped up in a jiffy, so grab one now while you still can."

"Nobrow Small Press is all about screenprinting. We have a fully equipped screenprint studio on our premises and work with many different artists, illustrators and designers to create beautifully crafted books and prints.

Our editions are extremely limited, we never do more than 100 of anything. Everything we produce is signed and numbered by the artist and embossed with the Nobrow Small Press seal."

I wasn't familiar with Ben Newman and Scott James Donaldson, nor Nobrow Small Press so this is a double treat for me.

The colours, shapes and use of the space on the pages is absolutely wonderful - such a treat!

I very much look forward to follow Nobrow Small Press and the other work that comes out of their screenprinting studio.


Anonymous said...

Nobrow small press is great, as far as i know it is the only press like it in London with a focus on illustration. love it love it!

Rare Autumn said...

i think it's fairly unique to have the screenprinting studio as well...

i'm pretty baffled i didn't know them already, but so so happy i've finally discovered them - just fantastic!

Nobrow said...

Bento Bestiary is our first Small Press publication - We have just finished 3 more titles with other illustrators so hopefully you'll like them too! Thanks so much for the post btw!

Rare Autumn said...

Hi! I'm happy you've found Rare Autumn and liked the post I did on 'the Bento Bestiary'.

I'm really excited about your set up and to see what your Small Press publications will develop into - will go and check out the new titles pronto :)