2019. · Minneapolis, Minnesota:
by [Angel Bomb Design] Todd M. Thyberg.
Minneapolis, Minnesota:: Angel Bomb Design,, 2019.. Edition of 125. 9.75 x 12.75 x 2.625" clamshell box housing 50 pieces. Printed on various sheets of French, Glamma, and Mohawk Keaykolour papers plus handmade sheets. Fifty letterpress pieces including telegrams, letters, a handwritten journal, drawings, a broadside and a resin cast piece of the artifact found in the story. Items aged and weathered. Housed in three custom designed and printed folders within clothbound clamshell box. Signed and numbered by the artist. Todd M. Thyberg: " Todd M. Thyberg: "
an epistolary story written as an homage to H.P. Lovecraft's cosmic horror which gave me much needed escape as a teenager.
You dont just open the book and read it, you explore and experience the mystery, assembling it from numerous artifacts that have been hidden from view for decades. Its like breaking open a time capsule and trying to figure out what happened to this expedition over one hundred years ago. Composed of 50 printed pieces, including letters, telegrams, drawings, newspaper clippings, a broadside, burned tatters of found stationery, and a journal that was written by hand and printed by letterpress. All of these – letterpress printed, hand stamped, aged and weathered – comprise this Stygian work of unnameable horrors." Todd Thyberg, The Miskatonic Papers description: "In 1907 an expedition to the wild steppes of Siberia makes an astounding discovery before going terribly awry. Gathering proof of the discovery and their troubles, a lone explorer travels back to civilization seeking help. But the Old Ones are persistent and their influence spans far and wide. Madness and death follow. These papers, telling the tale, have been hidden for decades and are only now coming to light, exposing us to darkest recesses of the night. "This book was inspired by the cosmic horror of H. P. Lovecraft and set in the mythos he created. It is about an expedition led by Professor Tyler Freeborn from the fabled Miskatonic University to the Tunguska region of Siberia. The stout party, far from civilization and under great duress begins to suffer from madness, confusion, and violence. It begins eating away at the crew and in order to bring their discovery to light must seek help. Can they maintain their sanity and their very lives until help comes? Will help even arrive in time? "The story, in three acts, is sealed within three custom designed and printed folders from the dusty shelves of the Miskatonic Archives. The folders have been kept away from prying eyes for decades and are held in a beautiful clothbound and foil-stamped clamshell box, which will keep your edition looking gorgeous and protect the forbidden secrets held within. "Every piece was designed, drawn, and printed on 1950s era Heidelberg presses at Angel Bomb. There is even an alphabet unique to this book based upon the oldest known Slavic alphabet, Glagolitic. By modifying the letterforms into a style more in-line with story elements, I created Cthulhic, which plays straight into the story line. Glagolitic was created by a Byzantine monk to spread Christianity, while I imagined Cthulhic was used by ancient peoples for darker deeds. The journal is handwritten and the pages have been artificially aged using archival methods to ensure the book will endure the ravages of time.
(Inventory #: 23073)