Timon of Athens

By William Shakespeare

Designed by Charles P. Jones

Illustrated by Wyndham Lewis

978-1-936205-20-2 Hardcover - Limited Edition
13 x 9.5. 108 pp. 6 color, 30 b&w images.
Pub Date: 08/01/2012
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Timon of Athens is a modern illustrated adaptation of Shakespeare’s seldom performed and probably incomplete play. The title character of which becomes misanthropic when the community fails to appreciate his generosity. Wyndam Lewis’s original cubo-futurist designs form the basis for the style that came to be known as Vorticism.
 Designed and printed by Charles D. Jones on Johannot paper by d’Arches. It is 13 in by 9 1/2 in. and has printed end sheets of blue Bugra Hahnemuhle paper. It was printed by hand from polymer plates with 6 color plates and over 30 black and white plates from original designs by Wyndham Lewis created circa. 1912  for use in a proposed edition of Timon that ultimately was produced as a portfolio of plates without the text by the Cube Press in 1912. Working with Omar Pound, an expert on Lewis and controller of rights to his estate, and using my own understanding of Lewis’ work, I have attempted to create the work that he would have done. It is bound on boards with a clamshell box covered with Italian Linen book cloth.

 

Published by Stephen F. Austin University Press