Knoll House Publishers

Alex Gray
travel photography

Price: £60.00 (+ Postage)

Size: A4 (210mm x 297mm)
Weight: 2.4kg
Cover: Hardback
Pages: 516
Illustrations: 509

This collection offers an insight into the photographic lens through which Alex Gray sees the world. Journeying through some of Europes most historic and recognisable cities, he proffers an insight into both the beauty and the sometimes inelegant nature of these places and their inhabitants.

Knoll House Publishers

2021


Knoll House Publishers

Knoll House Publishers

Knoll House Publishers is a small, independent, Manchester-based publisher founded in 2021 by designer Alex Carey. Our goal is to bring into the world beautifully printed books that range widely in focus but can be categorised broadly into; Design, Architecture, Art, and Photography.

Our publishing program follows the interests and intrigue of our publisher, editorial team, and close confidants. We work with writers, editors, peers, and colleagues from different fields to inform our decisions. Our back catalog is currently growing and may not represent your interests yet. However, do not be disheartened as we are consistently expanding our scope and work; your interests may be coming next. We are always open to pursuing books in fields and on concepts of which we are unaware. We merely need to be persuaded of their merit.

Because of the nature of our publishing program and the design ideas that our founder follows, we do not create books that follow trends or fads in the design nor publishing world. We make careful and deliberate decisions based on design philosophy. We constantly question our ideas and are conscious of design's place and function in the world. We create products that last because they are functional first and foremost; this is, in our humble opinion, antithetical to fad and trend-driven design.

How we print and deliver our books

We currently only offer our catalog on a print-to-order basis. Meaning one order of a book from our site leads to the printer making one copy of our book. Because of this, expect a period of up to 15 working days between order and dispatch to your address. We believe that this is a good thing, for two reasons:

Firstly it means that we can allocate resources much more efficiently. We are not sitting on a stockpile of books that may or may not get ordered, and we can invest our time and money into new publishing projects that can run in parallel with each other.

Secondly, we believe that patience is a great asset to have in this world of on-demand everything. One-click-purchasing, same-day delivery, and everything at your fingertips is a thrilling part of living in this world, but that's not what we provide. Our books are great, and we understand that you want them right now, but they'll still be as good in a few weeks, we promise.

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Production streams

October 2021

As our publishing program moves forward, we have chosen to split it into 'streams' with separate production and release schedules. We decided to set up our work in this way to allow simultaneous work on large projects with long production cycles, serial publications continuously being worked on, and small publications like zines and pamphlets that can move from idea to finished product in a matter of weeks.

We previously announced that we are working on another book, that is true, but we now have a third publication in the pipeline that will have a quicker production cycle. The stream system is officially working well!

Second publication underway

September 2021

We’re working on our second publication! For obvious reasons, we cannot divulge any information about it yet but do check back with this news section of our site and our social media platforms for updates. These things take time, and we do not wish to rush our process; however, we will be putting in long days and weekend hours to try and meet our internal expectations. We are thrilled to diversify our publication program a little more with a book that, we believe, you will find very exciting.

Temperance - Halifax

August 2021

If you are in Halifax, West Yorkshire (or the surrounding area) then you can now purchase our publications from Temperance. They support our publishing, the work of local makers, and serve fantastic coffee from North Star Roasters. Check out there store, grab a coffee, and leaf through Alex Gray travel photography.

Thank you for supporting us and in person shopping.

August 2021

Our first book launch is going great. We are thrilled by the feedback we've had from people who have seen and held the book, and we're excited for more people to see what we made.

We are still working on a network of physical shops that will stock our books and in which you can buy them. Once we have books on shelves, we will produce a list of shops from which you can purchase our publications in person. If there is a particular local book shop that you usually purchase from, ask them to contact us and stock our books!

We will always sell our books through our online store; however, we love book stores (especially; small, independent, and local ones). We want to support them by putting our publications on their shelves, and we want you to keep them in business; so buy books from them if you can.

Alex Gray
travel photography

July 2021

Knoll House Publishers has launched its publishing program with our first book by Alex Gray. We are incredibly excited to work with this Photographer, designer, and art director based in the North of England.

This showcase is his selection of European cities and his interpretation of the imagery that exists there. From the minutiae and texture that exist, often unnoticed. The grand structures and crumbling foundations that these cities are built on. The performativity of the people encapsulating the tourist areas and the intimate moments that their inhabitants experience in the parts less wandered.

This collection of imagery has been delicately curated and laid onto the page. Carefully designed to create a book that captivates the attention throughout its 510 pages.

How to purchase our books

July 2021

We are currently designing and building our online store and working out the details going forward. If you click 'purchase' on any of the books in our catalog, you will currently be asked to place an order via email.

Please read the "How we print and deliver our books" section of the about page before ordering to find out about schedules and delivery.

We know that this is not an ideal user experience. However, it is temporary and will be improved shortly.

New online home for
Knoll House Publishers

July 2021

Welcome to the website of Knoll House Publishers.

We have been working on our first publication for a while, and it's now nearly ready for bookshelves.

Before the book is released, we wanted to get our online home ready. Ready for you to see some important information: What books we are selling, Who we are, What is happening in our world, How to contact us, What to expect if you do, and finally How to get our books into your collections.

We are a new publishing house, and so our collection is currently small. However, we are working as fast as possible to get as many beautiful books out to you as possible. We hope that you find our publishing program as exciting as we do.

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Contacting us

We love to create books. This is what we do best and is probably why you are here on this website. In order to maintain the quality of books that we publish we need to love what we do and spend as much of our time as possible doing it. This means that we minimise the amount of time that we spend doing administrative tasks and maximise the amount of time that we spend creating.

We love to hear from people who have read our books or are just interested passer's through; but please be aware that sometimes a reply can take a while and that sometimes a reply is not possible.

We do accept submissions however given our small size and limited capacity with both time and finances we are unable to accept many projects per year. Please send us a message using the contact form with the title submission: book title and with a short project summary in the body and we will get back to you. Please do be patient in waiting for a reply; we are a very small team and these things take time, but we will get back to you.

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Knoll House Publishers

Alex Gray
travel photography

This collection is a celebration of tangible photography.

Alex Gray is a photographer whose work often is viewed by users behind a screen. But some work demands to be removed from the sterile digital world. These photographs tell stories of famous places and the anonymous people that inhabit them. Framing individuals and architecture through the lens of a tourist, he captures these sometimes uncomfortable, sometimes beautiful, often intimate moments uniquely. Holding this photography and engaging physically with the world Alex Gray has captured immerses the reader in his artistic vision.

As designers, we paced this book and created a journey through these cityscapes that tonally enhanced the photographic experience. We cleared a path for the imagery to speak to its viewer uninhibited by distraction. We created a book of intentionality; through its photography and its design. Finally, ending with the decision of the reader to handle and experience its heavy form. Everyone involved in the process of this book dedicates their attention to its pages.

Price: £60.00 (+ £6.00 - £11.00 Postage)

Size: A4 (210mm x 297mm)
Weight: 2.4kg
Cover: Hardback
Pages: 516
Illustrations: 509

To purchase this book, please click the 'purchase' button below and you will be taken to our Big Cartel store.

Please read the "How we print and deliver our books" section of the about page before ordering to find out about schedules and delivery.

Unfortunately, we can currently only ship to the mainland United Kingdom: apologies to our customers based elsewhere.

If you would like to pick up your book in person from Manchester, we can arrange this. Instead of using the purchase option below send us an email via the contact form and we will arrange this order there.

Knoll House Publishers


2021