Dead Shirt Society is an experimental project carried out by Siberiana Books and focused on the limited edition books (and other printed work) and all the creative process behind it.
We believe that new technologies, despite many discussions and a certain criticism, also permit to develop new approaches to the creative process in the field of edition and publishing.
As one of our goals, we want to show that e-book phenomena doesn’t mean at all the disappearance of the traditional paper media, but, contrary to the popular opinion, it elevates the traditional codex-shaped book to the much more sophisticated and artistic level, limited by the number, but extended in its quality.
From its very beginning, the spirit of the Dead Shirt Society is absolutely collaborative inviting all the poets, writers, photographers, designers, publishers, conceptual artists, bookbinders, bibliophiles, conservators, ecologists and many other people to join us and share the ideas.
This is also the way we see the possibilities for the return of the craft of bookbindery with all its incredible historical potential. We make layouts, we bind, rebind and create objects based both on the new materials and ideas and the old ones, time-tested solutions.
That’s where we give a shape to the virtual contents and that’s where dead shirt rise for the new live in the cover of a hand-bound book.
See our recent projects
"The Double" by Virginija Kulvinskaitė
Limited edition of a book of poems "The Double" (Antrininkė) by Lithuanian poet Virginija Kulvinskaitė. After a year of the publishing of the successful electronic version of this book, Dead Shirt Society launched their very first project of limited edition of this particular book giving it a physical and tactile aspect. This was the first time when electronic book was converted into a completely handmade book of limited edition. Read more about the process.