But Wait There's More
Yesterday the advance copies of NZ Surf- The Collection Vol.1 arrived. You'd probably assume a battle hardened maker of printed material, a fella that has made over 90 magazine issues and 8 hard cover books, would be all like- meh, yeah, ok. Nup, I still smell the fresh ink, leaf through the pages with glee. There is nothing quite like holding the fruition of a project you've been apart of, and being quietly confident it's something good.
The Collection is not my book. It's the hard yards of Warren Hawke. I'm just the chump that's going the sell it, well, maybe a couple of features hacked together too. We have been planning The Collection for a few years now, but it's Warren that has kept the inertia and the passion going. He's the editor, the chief of this one.
This is part of the fore-word Warren has written that sums up what the book is about....
"For ‘The Collection’ I wanted a variety of shots that would help add to the stories being told and other shots which might create some ideas of their own in the minds of the reader. I also wanted to get as many different surfers in the book as possible. This decision played havoc with Josh’s design philosophy at times and made his work much more difficult than it should have been.
‘The Collection’ is about the variety of riches linked into our Kiwi surfing culture it therefore includes stories about surfers, surfing, festivals, the arts and the ocean. There’s purposely an absence of hype, advertorial and corporate bullshit. I see ‘The Collection’ as something fresh and new which hopefully in some ways brings out and also gets to the soul of Kiwi surfing."
The Collection is a hardcover, A4 landscape book. It is 194 pages with over 500 images and a hefty word count of 60,000+. This is one information packed volume. Inversely and ludicrously, all of Warren's work is not reflected in the cover price. It is only $59.95. This is very intentional, we want the book to be on your coffee table. We want the limited edition of 1500 to sell through.
The full shipment arrives mid October but pre sales are open now- free shipping worldwide- until October 13. Book your book HERE
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From The Bookstore
Pre Orders for the South Seas Revised Edition are done! There are books about to be sent all around the world. All Pre Sales got free postage and packaging [plus some extra free goodies]. The shipment is here is getting into stores now. Don't want to go to a shop to get yours??? Buy it by clicking through on the image to it's web page.