Book review: Shadowplay "Black Box" Limited Edition. - Printable Version
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Book review: Shadowplay "Black Box" Limited Edition. - fleggett - 28-04-2012 08:22 AM
Publisher: Edition Brusen - Fantasmus-Art
Website: www.the-masque.com (artist's website [book can be purchased direct])
Format: sewn hardcover with slipcase and prints
Release Date: 12/11/2009
Trim Size: 31m x 22.9cm
Price: €85,00 (around $113)
Availability of normal ed: Amazon (US | CA | UK | DE | FR | JP)
Limited to 500 copies, signed & numbered by Mark Wilkinson. Still available from the publisher.
Mark Wilkinson is a graphic design artist who primarily created stunning works for several top rock bands. Shadowplay chronicles his 30+ years in this field, plus showcases his other works from such eclectic sources as Judge Dredd and the U.S. Post Office. There is a LOT of expository text that accompany the illustrations, so the reader is always aware of what he or she is witnessing.
The interior is printed using full-process color throughout with a full bleed technique. Many illustrations are two-page spreads. There is also a foreword and afterword.
This edition of Shadowplay is the "Black Box" limited edition. It sports the following features:
o Cloth slipcase with onlay and spine stamping.
o Cloth hardcover with onlay and face & spine stamping.
o Stamped folder with signed certificate of authenticity and two signed giclee prints.
o Embedded ribbon marker.
o Book itself is signed & numbered with special endpapers and also signed and inscribed on the half title page.
Sorry for some of the lousy camera angles and glare. A Brodart cover had already been applied by the time I took these pictures. I also try to avoid breaking spines as much as possible.
(The deck of signed playing cards was sold separately.)
RE: Book review: Shadowplay "Black Box" Limited Edition. - parka - 29-04-2012 01:27 PM
Thanks for the review. The art looks amazing
RE: Book review: Shadowplay "Black Box" Limited Edition. - fleggett - 29-04-2012 03:42 PM
You're welcome. I've been meaning to do a review of this book for awhile now.
Some additional images.
RE: Book review: Shadowplay "Black Box" Limited Edition. - fleggett - 17-05-2012 06:51 AM
I finally got around to posting this review on my website, which goes into more detail about Mark and the book and also contains higher-resolution pics. It can be accessed HERE.