Haein Song

Light / Folds
Pain Memory
Marking Colour
A Brief History of...


The Fragments of Parmenides
The Botanical City
Ornamental Digressions
Hungry Bibliophiles
Interstices & Intersections
Perpetua and Felicity
In Principio
La Prose du Transsibérien Re-creation
Dickinson's Selected Poems
Bram de Does
Russian Modernism
Beckett's Trilogy
The Songlines
Linear A to Linear Z
A Bend in the River
Mr. Palomar
Journey Round My Room
The Myth of Sisyphus
Romeo and Juliet
The Periodic Table
The Trial
Gogol's Collected Stories
Brush Up Your Shakespeare
Just So Stories
Le Grand Meaulnes
Don't Look Now


Three Plays of the Absurd
Nine Books of the Absurd



Mr. Palomar by Italo Calvino

Bound in 2015

Secker & Warburg 1985, First Edition
214 x 139 x 10 mm

Full leather binding in orange goatskin with tooling in various colours. Ultra flatback.
Endpapers printed using cyanotype process. Hand sewn silk headbands.

In 27 short chapters, Mr. Palomar makes philosophical observations about the world around him. Calvino describes a man on a quest to quantify complex phenomena in a search for fundamental truths on the nature of being. There is a thematic index at the end of the book and all the letters and punctuation marks from the titles of sections, subsections and chapters (i.e. 1. Mr. Palomar's Vacation / 1.3.3. The Contemplation of the Stars) have been jumbled to create the cover of the book typographically.

Private Collection, USA