'80º North' // Arctic Photos & Stories Book
'80º North' // Arctic Photos & Stories Book
We’re printing a limited run of just 250 hand-numbered, hard-bound, special 1st Edition books, with a few special surprises inside from Andy, Mia & James at 59º North, and the s/v Delos crew of Brian, Karen, Brady, Alex & Kiril.
FULL WONKA! Surprise surprise...that little extra Sailing SV Delos something we teased in the 80 NORTH coffee table book is revealed today! Since we can’t ship 250 books around the world to sign them all, instead we printed 250, 6x9” postcards - using 4 different photos - that have been to James in the UK, Kiril in Vietnam and Antigua for Brian, Karin, Brady, Alex, Mia & Andy to sign!
One card will be inserted into each book before shipping! AND best yet - ONE single postcard was signed in GOLD INK, to be inserted into book no. 80 of 250...we’ll randomly select one of the orders, and if you’re the lucky golden postcard holder, you’ll get a FREE 1-week passage on either ISBJÖRN or ICE BEAR with 59 NORTH, a $3,400 value! There’s still about 100 copies left to pre-order, so go get ‘em!
Can’t wait to see who will come sailing with us! Thanks to James Austrums Film and Media for coming up with the idea! Postcard photos include Texas Bar, Mega Iceberg en route to Iceland, Henningsvaer in Lofoten & ‘The Three ISBJÖRN’s’ from Svalbard!
Price includes shipping to USA (book currently in production, & will ship ~mid March). If you want to order in Internationally, there may be a small additional shipping charge, to be billed at time of shipping, but order as usual to reserve your copy!
Book Nerd Details:
9” x 12”
160 color pages
Full-color dust jacket printed onto premium dull satin paper with soft touch lamination on the outside and a “hidden” map on the inside by ship’s graphic artist Stephen Olson Pappas.
120 pt. board hardcover wrapped with hard linen and stamped in silver foil on the cover and spine and bookended with Cool Grey Classic Crest end papers.
Hand-numbered out of 250.
Each book contains a 6” x 9” postcard (featuring one of four different photos) signed by 59 North’s Andy Schell & Mia Karlsson, photographer James Austrums, Kiril Dobrev, and Brian, Brady, Karin & Alex from SV Delos.
160 full-color pages printed onto premium dull satin paper and Smythe sewn bound for an easier-to-view and longer lasting.
Foreword by yachting photographer and 4-time Whitbread Race sailor Rick Tomlinson.
About the Book
The ‘80º NORTH’ has been a passion project from the start, and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with you! With photos by ISBJORN’s own Ship’s Photographer James Austrums & the crew of s/v DELOS, plus stories in text form by Andy, this special Limited 1st Edition of the book will be as much an object of art to behold, as it is an object of inspiration to read and look through.
When we first asked James to join us for two months in the Arctic, we knew we’d want to do something beyond just get a harddrive full of photos from him after it was all said and done. Right away, we wanted to make something special. Fast forward to Iceland, August 2018. The book had been conceptualized, and Andy had written most of the text…but who was going to design it? Mia & I recalled our neighbor from our Lancaster, PA days, Tom Bejgrowicz, an avid artist who’d worked with major labels in the music business doing photography and cover design for bands like the Misfits. Tom would be perfect! A few months later, and Mia & I are sitting on his couch, back in Pennsylvania, dreaming up the design.
Now, as we sit in Las Palmas getting ready to cross the Atlantic, Tom has completed the design of the book and it’s being printed locally in PA! The photos you see here are the first glimpse of the interior pages, and having seen a PDF proof, it’s gonna blow you away.
Inside you’ll find 160 uber-high-quality pages of (some) text and (mostly) photos that tell the story of ISBJORN in the Arctic. It begins with ISBJORN blasting up the Norwegian Sea towards Lofoten, continues with the DELOS crew in Svalbard, and ends when we finally get south of the Arctic Circle and make landfall in Iceland. We can safely say this is the coolest creative project we’ve ever done and are SUPER proud to share it with you. Yes, it’s expensive, but it cost us a whole bunch to produce, not to mention the blood, sweat and tears just to get to the Arctic and back! We spared no expense in making this book, right down to the hand-picked materials for the paper, cover, dust jacket and more by our designer Tom - this is a book you’ll have forever, and we hope you’ll appreciate it as much as we do.
There’s also a few personal surprises inside from us and the DELOS crew, so trust us, you won’t be disappointed! Pre-order now, and price includes shipping. They will likely start shipping sometime in mid-March, and you’ll be kept in the loop throughout the process.