Monday, March 13, 2017


The Press at Colorado College is very excited to announce the release of a new book, The Other Room, featuring the first publication of a short story by the renowned writer, translator, and critic, Brian Evenson. (Please click on the images to see larger versions in a separate slideshow.)

From the colophon:

The typeface used in this book is Lirico, designed by Hendrik Weber and published by OurType in 2008. The painting on the pages is acrylic gesso. The text was letterpress printed from photopolymer plates. The large numbers and letters on the title page were printed from collagraph blocks. The images were made with a variety of collagraph matrices. The text paper is Rives Lightweight, and the cover stock and endsheets are from the French Paper Company. The Cotlin bookcloth wrapping the boards is painted with gesso and printed from collagraph and photopolymer plates.

Aaron Cohick, Printer of The Press at Colorado College, was the primary editor, designer, and printer. CC students Patrick Lofgren, Amelia Atencio, and Charles Theobald all helped with various parts of design and production.

Further Other Book Works, also located in Colorado Springs, consulted on and led work on the binding. Corie Cole helped with proofreading and day-to-day logistics.

Fifty copies of this book were made. Forty copies, numbered 1 – 40, are for sale. The remaining ten copies, numbered AP 1, AP 2, and so on, were given to the various people who worked on the book.

About the author:

BRIAN EVENSON is the author of a dozen books of fiction, most recently the story collection A Collapse of Horses (Coffee House Press 2016) and the novella The Warren ( 2016). He has also recently published Windeye (Coffee House Press 2012) and Immobility (Tor 2012), both of which were finalists for a Shirley Jackson Award. His novel Last Days won the American Library Association's award for Best Horror Novel of 2009. His novel The Open Curtain (Coffee House Press) was a finalist for an Edgar Award and an International Horror Guild Award. Other books include The Wavering Knife (which won the IHG Award for best story collection), Dark Property, and Altmann's Tongue. He has translated work by Christian Gailly, Jean Frémon, Claro, Jacques Jouet, Eric Chevillard, Antoine Volodine, Manuela Draeger, and David B. He is the recipient of three O. Henry Prizes as well as an NEA fellowship. His work has been translated into French, Italian, Greek Spanish, Japanese, Persian, and Slovenian. He lives in Los Angeles and teaches in the Critical Studies Program at CalArts.

To place an order:

The price of The Other Room is $300 USD, plus shipping. The edition is complete and ready to ship. If you would like to purchase a copy, please email Aaron Cohick at aaronDOTcohickATcoloradocollegeDOTedu.

The Other Room
Story by Brian Evenson
52 pages, sewn boards binding
6” x 7.5” (closed)
Letterpress printed from photopolymer plates and collagraph, and hand painted with acrylic gesso
Variable edition of 50: 40 copies plus ten artist’s proofs

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