Rough Trade Books starts crowdfunding for immersive new book on The Shining

Picture of the book The Shining: A Visual And Cultural Haunting, from Rough Trade Books
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From award-winning designer Craig Oldham comes a new immersive book on The Shining – and it’s perfect for collectors and fans.

Rough Trade Books have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund an exciting new book on Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining – titled The Shining: A Visual And Cultural Haunting. It was designed by award-winning artist Craig Oldham, who decided to package the book in the form of Jack Torrence’s writing project. The loose-leaf pages and typewriter font will make this book extremely attractive to fans of Kubrick’s psychological horror film, and the publishers have ensured that it’s full of smart and incisive content, too.

Looking back at the movie from a present-day perspective, the book will explore its legacy through essays, personal recollections from the cast, and exclusive art. Rare interviews with Shelley Duvall and Dan Lloyd (the original Danny Torrance) are included, and artists and academics will explore various aspects of the film – like music, art, mythology, and gender. The film will be especially reassessed from a female point of view, examining the themes of domestic violence and abuse that, while apparent, have not been discussed as often as other parts of The Shining. 

Here’s what the set will include –

The Shining book - a visual and cultural haunting

Among the loose-leaf pages of text are various booklets and pamphlets, as well as a haunted hotel scrapbook. It all looks pretty interesting and beautifully designed. The Kickstarter campaign to get it funded launched yesterday, and it already has upwards of 120 backers. It’s making good progress towards the £55,000 goal.

The campaign to fund the book ends on Sunday 20th March.

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