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George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” Book Party | The Presdio

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Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required

Arion Press | 1802 Hays Street, San Francisco, CA 94129

Event Details

Celebrate the release of the new Arion Press edition of George Orwell’s Animal Farm, illustrated by Jonathan Hammer.

The acclaimed contemporary American artist, now a resident in Spain, will be in attendance and his work will be on display. Historians Adam Hochschild and Peter Stansky will also be on hand to discuss Orwell’s novel and the Spanish Civil War. There will be refreshments as well.

Free, but an RSVP is required. RSVP by e-mail to grabhorn@arionpress.com

About Arion Press’ Animal Farm
The Arion Press edition of Animal Farm is large octavo in format, 10-1/8 by 7-1/2 inches, of 156 numbered text pages, plus 24 unnumbered leaves for the illustrations, for a total of 204 pages. The type is Times New Roman in Monotype, with display sizes set by hand.

It was printed by letterpress on Zerkall ivory book, a German mouldmade paper. The 24 relief prints are printed by letterpress from polymer plates made from films scratched by the artist with an etching needle for the black images, with photo-polymer plates made from overlay drawings in pencil for the red tints. The binding is three-piece cloth, with a maroon spine and ochre sides, imprinted with images of the gate of Manor Farm on the back and the gate of Animal Farm on the front, with the same materials used for the slipcase.

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Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
Categories: Art & Museums, Literature
Address: 1802 Hays Street, San Francisco, CA 94129