Forest of Dean Stone Firms Ltd Book
Gloucestershire designers Davis Wise asked to print a replica of a book first printed in 1912 by United Stone Firms Ltd. This project which had been some six years in the making finally culminated in it being printed and bound this month.
The outcome is an unusual and beautiful Edwardian period piece which goes a long way towards capturing the feel of the original when it was first produced a hundred years ago. The covers were foiled in matt black to create the feel of the original letterpress wood engraving and the selection of high quality coated stock for the best possible reproduction of the numerous mono plates in the book. The printing of the book as well as the launch of its publication has been accompanied by local media interest with photographers in attendance in our press room. This was followed by a book launch at Waterstones in Cheltenham on 13.12.2012 and interviews with the Chairman of United Stone firms on local radio.