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Arnie and Amaryllis
Arnie and Amaryllis is a short story, made into a book, by Richard Englehart. He is a San Diego-based writer, whose stories are informed by literature, drama, and psychology, but who is counted among the many writers left abandoned by the publishing houses; this small, one-off publication is an experiment exploring self-publishing as an option. The project primarily targets Richard himself, with a potential market of collectors of rare, or custom-made books, aged 25–40, in the $35,000–55,000 income range. The book is hand-made, and the type has been lovingly crafted, drawing heavily on futurist style. Blue and grey, treated with levels of opacity, create a dreamlike quality to the piece. Red implies the danger that wades through the story, while the chaotic blue-green tissue cover marries madness to the dream. The book uses Adobe Garamond Pro for ease of reading, as part of the specifically-designed experience of the layout. This compliments the experimental typesetting, which draws heavily off of VAS: An Opera in Flatland, where type and layout are used to create a unified narrative in unique and innovative ways. The driving concept was the idea of a waking dream, paired with madness, and the flexibility of personal and conjoined reality.
Arnie and Amaryllis
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Arnie and Amaryllis

Layout, printing, and binding of short story.
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