A collector wanted a book designed for an incredible set of textiles in the hope of selling but also championing the beauties.
'Historical fibres of Japan'. Inspiration was taken from the hand-woven natural fibres such as elm bark. Printed on an excellent uncoated stock, extreme close-ups were commissioned so the pictures looked as close to the real thing. Typography was influenced by the ornaments and stitching seen in the collection.
The publisher: ‘It is the most successful book we have ever done, and already in second edition.’ A French edition of the book was commissioned and the collection was acquired by the Minneapolis Institute of Art.