I have a major soft spot in my heart for great-looking paperback book series. Italian publishers are masters of this art of surprising consistency. Well, I believe I found their match in a Dublin-based independent publisher and fragrance manufacturer called ROADS. In fact, ROADS houses three creative pursuits: a publishing house, a fragrance house, and a film production company.
Their website notes:
ROADS Publishing s a high-end publisher of illustrated books specialising in art, design, culture and fashion, together with designer classics and luxury special editions. ROADS is unique in modern publishing: it combines elegance and escapism with a truly forward-thinking world view and a focus on innovation. Working with the best international artists, curators and designers, ROADS creates books that are collectable and timeless works of art.
The books I received are smartly illustrated and designed and well-printed, as inviting to read as they are engaging to hold. Here are a few: