The Magicians is a real beauty of a book, thoughtfully designed from cover to cover. It is printed in the traditional Japanese style known as fukuro-toji, wherein only one side of each sheet of paper is printed, and then folded over. This mode of printing eliminates the issues associated with recto-verso image bleedthrough, making for a superior reading/viewing experience. Each page contains a single, full-page image, with a caption below, employing bold, block style, lettering in blue. The entire work is has been created in blexbolex's trademarked silkscreen-style illustration employing overlapping flat planes of color to form the images and create space without the use of lines – which is no small feat. Ultimately it is blexbolex himself who is the true magician here! Plus, heavy cardstock, French-flapped wraparound cover (which is printed inside as well out) and bronze metallic endpapers. And: suitable for all ages.
Translated fro the original French by Karin Snelson
Visit the publisher, Enchanted Lion's page for The Magicians for a nice preview, HERE (just click on the thumbnails).