10 Beasts! (In Traditional Letterpress)


Beasts, created and edited by Jacob Covey. Available from Fantagraphics.
In January of 2007, Fantagraphics released Beasts!, a collection of mythological creatures illustrated by about a hundred of the most acclaimed artists and cartoonists from the most avant-garde gambits of the art world. The collection, created and edited by Jacob Covey, was inspired by creatures that were thought at one time to actually exist.

Be sure to visit the Beasts! Blog for all things Beasts! related.
"Beasts! collects many of the best visual artists from the worlds of comics, skateboarding, rock graphics, science-fiction, children's books, commercial and fine art. The book is conceived and designed by Jacob Covey, art director for Fantagraphics (Dennis the Menace, Billy Hazelnuts, Popeye, etc.) and a well-regarded designer and artist in his own right in the Northwest rock and arts community."

The Tiny Showcase 10 Beasts! Letterpress Collection:

As an accompaniment to the book's release, Jacob Covey and Tiny Showcase have worked with a small selection of Beasts! artists to create: 10 Beasts! a collection of original letterpress artwork.

Limted to a run of one hundred, each image in the editioned box set was created by a Beasts! contributor spefically for the set and pressed by letterpress artist Dan Wood. The print collection is housed in a hand-crafted portfolio box created by If'n Books + Marks with a two-color glow-in-the-dark jacket design by Beasts! designer Jacob Covey.

Each of the one hundred 10 Beasts! box sets contains ten letterpress prints printed on 100% cotton Somerset Velvet paper. The 260gsm archival printmaking paper was manufactured at St. Cuthbert's Mill in Inveresk, England. Measuring 7" square, the prints are larger than a normal Tiny Showcase print and come blind debossed with the artist's name and the edition number. Each portfolio box is hand numbered to match the debossed numbering on the artwork it contains. The box set will begin shipping in March. Please buy wisely; Tiny Showcase offers no refunds or exchanges.