There was no doubt in my mind that the redesign proposal for a modern edition of Flatland by Epilogue would hit the goal before the time is up, and indeed, the campaign has already exceeded its funding goal of $26,000 within a short period of time. With a belief that this ingenious classic deserves a contemporary edition, Epilogue have teamed up with designers to create over 50 new illustrations along with an accompanied digital library that will allow users to explore a variety of geometric shapes across multiple dimensions.
Flatland is a satirical novella written in the 19th century by British educator and Shakespearean scholar Edwin A. Abbott. It is a classic that introduces us to the wedding of Victorian society and geometry by bringing an unorthodox perspective to the traditional question concerning the nature of space.
This new edition utilises many printing techniques in different ways to make the printed book durable and informative. Its features include a beautiful hardcover slip case with a foil stamped title and a Tyvek cover and spine to keep the book soft and supple but moisture-resistant. And with its offset printed cover in metallic silver on black, this new volume is no doubt going to set a new standing for the book publishing industry.