Beauty & Beast is a Toy Theatre unlike any other. It features an all-star list of contributors, Illustrated by Clive Hicks-Jenkins, model design by David W Slack, words and lyrics by Olivia McCannon, and additional music by composer and songwriter, Paul Sartin.
The toy theatre is presented in a deluxe folder (think double album gatefold) with 10 cards to cut out with drop scenes, actors and puppets. All accompanied by a 24pp A5 booklet, that contains an introduction, assembly instructions, a full play script by poet Olivia McCannon, and to finish, an original song with music by Paul Sartin, and lyrics by Olivia McCannon.
It is published in a limited edition of 600 copies, and a stunning production, 25 x 23 cm on quality uncoated card, and proudly printed in England, keeping it local.
Design For Today is a small press and publisher with the aim of working with designers and illustrators to create limited edition books, cards, and printed pleasures for the discerning collector and enthusiast. Design For Today’s artists’ books are all designed, crafted and printed in the UK, using quality, sustainable materials and printed using the traditional processes of lithography, letterpress, screen print, or linocut in small editions. Tomorrow’s collectable books today! They do what they do to give some pleasure, fun, alongside printing responsibly and locally.