When we launched Eleven Books & Books a few months ago, we promised to introduce some other book-related projects that we’ve been working on.
One of the ideas we wanted to bring to life was a combination of quotes from books that we find inspiring with original art. We approached our friend Berenika Polomová who is a talented artist and the result of our collaboration is the first Eleven B&B literary print.
We selected Henry David Thoreau and one of the lesser known quotes from his classic Walden; or, Life in the Woods, first published in 1854.
“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”
― Henry David Thoreau, Walden
As Thoreau himself was a great proponent of the joys of living simply and in accordance with nature, we were aiming for a graphical representation evoking simplicity and harmony.
The risograph printing method adds a vintage feel and makes each print an original. Each of the 50 prints is numbered and signed by Berenika.