An index page showing thumbnails representing various galleries containing images and descriptions of projects accomplished by Lumino Editions.
Finding the Space / Gary Snyder
Poems by Gary Snyder
The limited edition book Finding the Space was designed and printed by John Balkwill of Lumino Editions for The Black Rock Press at The University of Nevada, Reno. It was published to commemorate a visit to the university by the noted poet and naturalist Gary Snyder. The subject of the poems is Snyder's personal experience of the nature and landscape of The Great Basin.
The images accompanying the text are relief engravings by John Balkwill.
Finding the Space was printed letterpress from photopolymer plates on handmade paper using a Vandercook UN-I proofing press. Typesetting in Garamond and Lithos. Each copy of the book is signed and numbered by the poet. The book was handbound under the direction of Julia Miller of Ann Arbor, Michigan. The binding features Thai Unryu paper and a spine made from custom painted Tyvek. The book is housed in a paper chemise with a title label mounted on the front.
Haiku for Aphprodite
Poems by Evans Lansing Smith
Design and project management for a trade book. The book of poems, Haiku for Aphrodite, by Lans Smith was designed at Lumino for production as a print-on-demand book, or POD. Front cover image: The Ludovisi Altar, Roma. Typeset in Spectrum MT. Published by Coniunctio Editions. Project consultation by Lumino Editions. Book and cover design by John Balkwill.
Smith is Chair of the Mythological Studies Program at the Pacifica Graduate Institute, in Santa Barbara, CA.
"the love poems in Haiku for Aphrodite are direct and sincere, often accented with a lapidary glean of unexpected beauty. . ."
Haiku for Aphrodite, front cover with Ludovisi Altar
Haiku for Aphrodite, poem
Haiku for Aphrodite, back cover
Jeff Shelton, Architect
These are images from a custom designed book about the Spanish-Colonial-style building El Andaluz on Chapala Street in Santa Barbara, California, completed in 2010. It was designed by Santa Barbara architect Jeff Shelton, whose work conjures up the spirit of the magical realism reknowned in Latin American literature.
Photographs are by the internationally recognized photographer Macduff Everton, who is reknowned for his classic work on Mayan architecture and culture.
El Andaluz was digitally printed with pigment inks on archival rag paper at Lumino Editions. The book is handbound in the "Laguna" method, with Spanish hand-marbled paper over boards and a red leather spine. Title stamped in gold on spine. A letterpress printed cover label in two colors is mounted in an inset on front cover. Page size 9 x 12.5"