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Since its founding by James Wasserman in 1977, Studio 31 has gained international recognition as an award-winning graphic design firm in the publishing and advertising arts.

As experienced specialists in design and production, we take pride in giving rigorous personal attention to every project. Our state-of-the-art technology and proficient artists offer you the latest digital advantages in a cross-platform environment. Your quality, reputation, and scheduling needs are our first priority throughout the creative process, from manuscript to bound book.

Our accomplished artists use the latest in high-powered electronic pre-press equipment, building upon design experience that extends from the days of hot-metal composition.

Design: From the simplest text design to the most complex graphics, including concept development, art research, cover, jacket, and binding die design. We offer a wide range of production expertise – from business cards to trade show displays, logos, stationary, brochures, catalogs, order forms, press kits, and display advertising. We can fulfill all your design needs.

Typesetting: From manuscript, disk, or email. We use Macintosh-based typesetting software and offer a type library of over 2000 fonts.

Scanning: Including color or black & white, either produced in-house, or through our wide network of suppliers of high-resolution color separations.

Printing and Binding: We offer supervision and full print management of production through bound books with tested printing sources.

Editorial Services: Writing, editing, translation and proofreading.

Photography: Color or black & white, live or product, studio or location for ads, covers, jackets, text, brochures, and press kits.

Illustration: Color or black & white for all your print needs.

Optical Character Recognition (OCR): We use Omni Page Pro which has proven to be a valuable tool for accurate text data capture from printed material.

Keyboarding: All files in PC or MAC formats.

Custom Publishing

Studio 31 has formed a strategic partnership to handle all of the book design for Specialty Book Marketing, Inc.

INTRINSIC BOOKS, is the book packaging partnership between SBM, Inc. and Studio 31, Inc. Intrinsic Books can be contracted to produce books and other print products. Our custom products have been used by the corporate community from Avon to Warner Lambert. We use the finest professional researchers, editors, and design team available to prepare the product of your choice.

Examples of our work now in distribution include:

The Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Papyrus of Ani

The first complete 4-color rendition of an Egyptian scroll with translation directly below the images. Produced with state-of- the-art technology, this digital recreation of a full-color ancient Egyptian papyrus, and its integration with a modern English translation, has been acclaimed as a benchmark in book design. Translations by the late Dr. R.O. Faulkner and Dr. Ogden Goelet of New York University, the paperback edition is distributed by Chronicle Books of San Francisco. Intrinsic Books is now offering a very limited extremely high quality hardcover edition. ISBN 978-0-9718870-2-2 of the book.

The Book of Years

This is a perpetual calendar based upon The Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Book of Going Forth by Day. It includes a beautiful 4-color rendition of 60 of the 74 plates of The Papyrus of Ani and 12 astrological signs from the Denderah Zodiac. Each color plate includes a a brief commentary. The plates are juxtaposed with the weeks of the year so that one may record significant dates of one's own life as well as those of family and friends—creating a permanent record of an individual's life journey. Includes 9 blank pages for recording personal memories. Trim size is 6 x 9, quality binding, full-color throughout, 136 pages. Distributed by RedWheel/Weiser. ISBN 978-0-9718870-8-4.

Sacred Journey: A Pilgrimage to the Stations of the Cross in Jerusalem

By Steven Brooke. Take an extraordinary inspirational journey in the very footsteps of Christ along the pathway known as the Stations of the Cross. Learn the traditional prayers for each Station. Join internationally recognized author and photographer Steven Brooke on a remarkable walk through the sacred ancient streets of Old Jerusalem. This inspirational volume takes the reader on a personal pilgrimage to the Jerusalem of Christ. It vividly depicts the most holy places of His last days on earth, culminating with the fourteen Stations of the Cross. This carefully researched, scholarly presentation brings the story of the Passion into vivid focus. Nicolas Hays, Inc. ISBN 978-0-89254-163-8

Moser Glass - The Klabin Collection

By Gary D. Baldwin, Photography by Brian McNally. Contains 170 superb, high resolution color photos of some of the rarest treasures of Moser glass from the period of the late Nineteenth to early Twentieth centuries. All pieces are part of a world-class private collection assembled by George and Anette Klabin. This magnificent hardcover edition also features a definitive text.   Healing Wisdom Publications (1-800-933-9440)

Proof Gold Coinage of the United States

Numismatic expert Robert J. Loewinger, M.D. offers the first volume solely dedicated to U.S. Proof Gold coins, among the rarest and most beautiful American coins.   Intrinsic Books (1-772-569-5056)

Fly Tying with Synthetics - including LarvaLace

Tie the finest flies to entice fish - fresh and salt water patterns - it's all here,using synthetics with ease at a fraction of the cost.   Inter-tac Inc. (1-719-687-2272)

Home Groan - A Pun for Everyone

Carroll & Graf Publishers (1-212-981-9919)

The Patriot's Book of Days

America's proud heritage of Freedom is brought to life in this beautiful day book with over 50 full color images. This is a celebration of all that is great in this greatest of all countries on Earth. Share this rich legacy with family and friends the world over.

About Studio 31
Book design, book production, graphic design by Studio 31: Jim Wasserman jpeg
James Wasserman began his career in publishing in 1972. Recent design projects
include The Wisdom of Jeff Cooper Series. He has also written and designed several
original works including his full-color The Temple of Solomon.
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Bill Corsa is a co-founder of Specialty Book Marketing and a partner in Studio 31. His years of experience in publishing, marketing, and as a literary agent have brought a new and exciting dimension to Studio 31.

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