Small Press Club
“The Eastern sky was all grey blue — bunches of clouds — different kinds of clouds — sticking around everywhere and the whole thing — lit up — first in one place — then in another with flashes of lightning — sometimes just sheet lightning — and sometimes sheet lightning with a sharp bright zigzag flashing across it – I walked out past the last house — past the last locust tree — and sat on the fence for a long time — looking — just looking at — the lightning — you see there was nothing but sky and flat prairie land — land that seems more like the ocean than anything else I know — There was a wonderful moon.”
With this season the sky has opened again to our view. The luscious clouds lazing around pester the blue in long, thin lines of white. We have removed the opaque sheet of winter and gaze longingly at the orbs which transfer days across time. Thank the heavens, summer is here (or at least right around the corner)!
You are called now to the rivers, to the grass, to the back patios and barbecues and gardens of the season. You collect, inherit really, all the inspiration this world has to offer. In a Christmas essay from 1968, written after we had our first glimpse of that pale, blue dot we call home, the poet Archibald MacLeish wrote, “To see the earth as it truly is, small and blue and beautiful in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see ourselves as riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the eternal cold -- brothers who know now they are truly brothers.”
We are so excited to announce a new initiative from Monolight. The Small Press Club is a quarterly collaboration with small presses around the world. Each season will feature 2-4 books within that season's theme. This summer we look to the sky, as Georgia O'Keeffe did on that stormy afternoon. Our aim is to serve as an impetus for actionable creativity in your modern life. These books and the ones which will follow are carefully selected to inspire, engage, and enlighten.
Here's how this works:
- Each season you will receive 2-4 books, plus our quarterly newsletter.
- The newsletter will create space and give instruction on how to best take advantage of your Small Press Club package.
- The printed goods you will receive will be a mix of art + design, written word, illustration, instruction, and interactive.
- You decide your club level:
- $20 :: 1 zine + 1 art book
- $35 :: 2 zines + 1 art book
- $50 :: 2 zines + 2 art books
- Available for purchase all summer
- No discounts eligible
Ordering runs through the summer, we will contact you when your set is available for pick up or delivery. At checkout, choose local pick up or use code SMALLPRESS for free shipping.
1-4 publications to inspire and encourage creativity in your daily life
Small Press Club is a seasonal package of presses. Each season will feature a new set.
Domestic priority shipping or free local pick up by July 1
Available for purchase all summer
No discounts eligible