Inspired by a rich manuscript tradition from across India, the beautiful Fifty Verses of the Thief, telling a heart-wrenching story of loss and lust, are accompanied with matching illustrations. The verses are set in parallel Sanskrit and English.
2024: A Dictionary of Colour Combinations
A Dictionary of Colour Combinations was a seminal compendium by the Japanese twentieth-century artist Sanzo Wada. The Dictionary sought to standardise dyes and colours based on traditional Japanese colour theory, and this calendar comprises monthly illustrations, each inspired by a seasonal colour palette collected by Wada.
Selections from Grimms’ Fairy Tales
A selection of the Brothers Grimm’s classic fairy tales are presented with fully illustrated cover pages for each story, inspired by childhood papercrafts. Stories include all aspects of both childhood and adulthood, from love and creation to death and deceit.
A short-lived but radical idea, the French Republic sought to reform the passing of time itself in the Year I (1792). Each year comprises twelve months of exactly 30 days, each month has exactly three weeks of ten days, and each day is dedicated to a specific crop or animal that sustains the French people.
Expanding upon Metamorphoses, Book X, the MMXXIII calendar features seasonal illustrations drawn from scenes from Ovid’s myths, starting with Prometheus’ creation of humanity to the fall of Troy.
Presented in parallel Latin and English text, Book X of Ovid’s masterpiece features famous myths including Orpheus and Eurydice, Pygmalion, and Venus and Adonis. Each page is illuminated with marginal illustrations that combine mid- century aesthetics with medieval compositional techniques.
The Sutra of the Basket’s Display, vol.i
A legendary text in Tibetan Buddhism, The Sutra of the Basket’s Display describes the deeds of the great Avalokiteśvara, as he vows to save all sentient beings. Each page is decorated with typographic illustrations drawn from the text itself.
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Written in the late seventeenth century, The Narrow Road to the Deep North tells the story of the poet’s travel through Edo Japan — a meditative text on loss, identity, and annihilation. Each poem is set on a mid-century design inspired by traditional Japanese dyes.