Kolkata: City of Print
Bengali / English
Published by Spector Books
Designed by Studio Krispin Heé, Krispin Heé, Tim Wetter
13.5 x 19.5 cm, 164 pages, color, offset, perfect bound, softcover
Kolkata: City of Print is a literary essay by Mara Züst realized through research conducted during several stays in Kolkata and focused on different aspects of the print medium in this Indian city. Modern-day Kolkata is strongly identified with print, from artistic print making to lithographed circus posters produced in mass quantities. Print as an aesthetic element is also the mainstay of the design of the resulting experimental book project, which has just been released in English and Bengali. The book was produced locally in print workshops in Kolkata. The publication is a co-production of Spector Books (Leipzig) and Lyriqal Books (Kolkata). The publication appears as part of the Applied Publishing Studies series.