What’s Nobrow then?


How it started…

Nobrow started in the winter of 2008 with the aim to provide an independent platform for graphic art, Illustration and art comics in the UK and abroad, to become a leading proponent of quality in book design and a standard bearer for original creative content in print publishing.

Given that the company started both in the midst of the financial crisis (Nov 2008) and in the supposed ‘dying days of print’, our books had to be somehow different. It wouldn’t be enough to champion new artists and content alone, the books themselves had to stand out, to ‘deserve to be printed’.

Over the course of the last few years we have striven to consistently publish books of the highest calibre and quality, both for their form and their content, working with only the best artists and illustrators in the world, whether fresh from art school or from the ranks of well-seasoned veterans. We publish books with their inherent qualities as objects in mind, to that end we do everything in our power to ensure that they look good, smell good and most of all tell great stories!

Part of the way we achieve this is by using only the best materials and printing methods in the design and manufacturing of our books. In fact, our printing methods make our library quite distinctive visually. We use a process called spot-colour printing, whereby pure Pantone colours are combined in separations to create some of the most vibrant and lucid artwork you will ever see in print.

Our Nobrow Press books are printed in runs of anywhere from 1,500 to 6,000 copies and are distributed to the four corners of the Globe. Recently, we launched Nobrow France, where we publish French editions of our most popular books. Hilda et le Géant de la Nuit, our first French language title, has already received widespread approval in the press and even made an appearance on French national television (Arte) at the Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d’ Angoulême. Being at the heart a European company with staff members who are from Greece, Switzerland, England, and France we are multilingual and keen to represent the best in the graphic arts, not only in our home territory, but as far and wide as our capabilities can take us.

We also hand print some books, this falls under the rubric of Nobrow Small Press. The Small Press is our screen printing arm, where we produce books in editions of under 100 copies. In our print studio downstairs, we also work hard to publish art print editions, which we do with only the very best graphic artists in the world, including amongst many others: Jan Van Der Veken, Jon Boam, Ben Newman, Patrick Hruby, Golden Cosmos, Stuart Kolakovic, Gwenola Carrere and Eda Akaltun. All of the prints are numbered and signed/certified by the artists before being released for sale to ensure they are only of the highest production standards.

If you would like any more information about Nobrow, or what we do, please get in touch at info[at]nobrow[dot]net and we will do our best to get back to you in good time.

In the mean time, jump in, enjoy what the Nobrow catalogue has to offer and most importantly, start your collection! :)


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Lost Orders?

Please contact sales@nobrow.net for all enquiries relating to lost orders or address changes. Please remember to make sure your paypal details are correct and up to date to avoid any situations where packages are lost. If we are at fault, we are happy to resend packages, but if you have the wrong address on your paypal account and do not inform us, we can not be held responsible for you not receiving your items.

Work Submissions – Important!

Due to the high volume of submissions Sam and I receive we are not always able to read and reply in good time. Please send all and any submissions for work placements, portfolio viewings and jobs to nobrowsubs@gmail.com and we will do our very best to respond to you in good time. Any submissions sent to any other Nobrow mailing address will be automatically deleted by our servers!

Enquiries

If you have any press inquiries, please contact info[at]nobrow.net where we will be more than happy to help you with any queries you may have. This email address should not be used for submissions, any and all submissions or CVs sent to this address will be automatically deleted.

Our studio is uniquely equipped to publish both small and large runs of books. Upstairs is where we design and develop all of our products and is also the location of the library and print archive from which we draw all of our inspiration. Downstairs is the print studio where we can test products and print limited runs of books, prints, ephemera and any manner of hand made goodies.

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