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2001: A Space Odyssey – Tycho Edition

$600.00

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The Tycho Edition is a letterpress printed edition of 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke and it is limited to just 200 numbered and signed copies.

It represents the various “layers” of Tycho crater, each revealing a new view of it. The case features a detailed topographical map of the crater. Once opened, there is the book bound in smooth indigo-blue goatskin leather with the grid view of said crater. Finally, once the book is opened, the marbled endpapers represent the magnetic field which helped detect TMA-1 monolith.

This edition is currently available for preorder. We expect the production to finish by the end of Q2 2024. It will be shipped via DHL Express in an insured package upon completion.

FREE insured shipping worldwide via DHL Express once the production of the book is completed, which is expected to happen by the end of Q2 Q3 2024.

  • Limited to 200 numbered and signed copies.
  • Signed by Marko Matijašević (creative concept), Anna Šagadin (illustrations), Damir Mazinjanin (design), Daniela Jović (introduction), and the rest of the in-house production team.
  • Trey case bound in a premium moon-grey book cloth featuring dark blue foil blocking on the front and the spine.
  • Dark blue plush lining inside the case.
  • The book is bound by hand in smooth indigo-blue goatskin leather.
  • Vivid-red foil blocking on the front cover and the spine.
  • Handmade marbled endpapers with magnetic field design.
  • Printed letterpress on Hahnemühle 100% cotton paper.
  • Six full page colour illustrations.
  • Royal UK trim size (156 x 234 mm)
  • Several hidden design details.
  • Bookmark inspired by the voyage into the monolith.

For more information on this edition, please read below or check out our production methods.

Please note that these product photos are photos of hard proof prototypes and the final product is liable to changes and could feature some improvements as well.

With each lettered and numbered edition we try to include some extra content that was never announced. It can range from a notebook to various other materials that were tied-in with the book. This is meant as our thank you for purchasing directly from us and trusting us to deliver you the most exciting editions of the books you love.

It is important to note that the purchase of this edition not only grants you matching rights for the next numbered title during private preorders, but also opens up special pricing reserved only for customers allowed in during that time. To benefit from this, you must create or have an existing account so our system can automatically apply these benefits to you.

Since we’re based in Croatia, EU, our native currency is euro. If you’re from USA or UK, the price will be automatically converted from euro to your domestic currency by the current going rate either right away or at the checkout when you enter your shipping address. Customers from other countries will be charged in euros since we are unable to currently support that many currencies.

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Concept, Design, and Production Details

The Numbered Edition of 2001: A Space Odyssey, also known as the Tycho Edition, is limited to just 200 numbered and signed copies.

All four editions share the same creative concept, but each is dedicated to one of the four acts of the story. The concept is based on humanity’s voyage over the millennia; all the way from living in caves to travelling into the unknown, occasionally interacting with intelligences other than our own. Each of these interactions has a huge impact on humanity. That is why all six illustrations are focused on such interactions, whether with otherworldly intelligences or own creations (but all of them artificial), which influence the humanity for better or for worse. The task of creating these challenging illustrations was entrusted to the extremely talented Anna Šagadin.

The introduction was written by Daniela Jović from Spacemanic, who played a vital role in turning our idea of monoliths from space into a reality. Her experience working in the space sector and with this project give a unique perspective on 2001: A Space Odyssey.

This edition is focused on the 2nd act of 2001: A Space Odyssey, and the realisation that humanity is not alone in the universe. It is envisioned as a layering of the Tycho crater on the Moon, as it played a pivotal role, containing the TMA-1 monolith. The goal was to “see” it through astronauts’ eyes as they approach the location, checking the equipment and various scans. First is the tray case, bound in premium moon-grey book cloth. The topographical view of the Tycho crater is prominent on the front as it is blocked with dark blue foil. Once the case is opened, it reveals dark blue, almost indigo plush lining.

The book inside is bound in smooth indigo-blue goatskin leather. The whole front cover shows another view of the Tycho crater, this time in a grid view akin to some kind of a radar scan. Both the front cover and the spine are blocked with vivid-red foil. The final treat—and the final layer—is hidden inside, because opening the book reveals handmade marbled endpapers inspired by the magnetic field; the one that helped to locate TMA-1 inside the Tycho crater.

The bookmark is two-sided, inspired by the voyage through the monolith. It, therefore, represents the monolith reduced to two dimensions with the help of holographic foil blocking. The design of all elements featured on the case and the bookmark was done by the exceptional designer and our long-time collaborator Damir Mazinjanin.

The paper used throughout the book will be 100% cotton paper and the text will be printed letterpress on our very own Heidelberg Cylinder.

As previously mentioned, the whole run has just 200 numbered and signed copies, with only a couple of additional publisher’s copies for our own archive that will never be for sale.

Photography: Danijel Berković & Dino Šertović.

This edition, like all our editions, will be insured and shipped for free via DHL.

Weight 1.150 kg
Dimensions 27 × 19 × 4.6 cm
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Croatia

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4901.99.00.91

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