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IAPETUS: HOME OF THE VISUAL ARTIST

Iapetus is an independent book publisher that specializes in limited edition fine art books. We work with some of the world’s most amazing yet seldom known artists, writers and thinkers to produce innovative collections of art, photography, architecture, fashion and culture. 

Iapetus is headquartered in San Diego, CA.

WHAT IS THE MEANING OF IAPETUS

Iapetus: (ī-ap'i-tus) is the one Titan mentioned by Homer in the Iliad. He is a brother of Cronus, who ruled the world during the Golden Age. Often regarded as a god of craftsmanship and mortality.

COOPERATION:

Traditional art book publishers and book publishers in general tend to exploit the creative. All of our books are a cooperative effort. Unlike many publishers, we share the risk and investment with our artist, thereby allowing the artists to keep more of the profits from their work. If you have a project that needs publishing and want to print a book or books, please submit your request HERE.

REVIVAL OF THE TANGIBLE:

There is power in touch, smell and feelings. That is why in a world of clicking, swiping and screens we still love to turn a page.  In a world of fast looks and fast everything we believe in slowing down and thoroughly immersing yourself in the world of an emotive book you can slowly enjoy. There is something very powerful about holding an art book in your hand. In doing so, we do not consume, but rather experience and grow on a journey imagined by a visionary artist.  All of our art books are printed with the finest papers, inks and colors available to create a book that is a stunning piece of art which can be touched, shared, and passed on as an heirloom. 

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